glaze ice

Ice that forms when large drops of water strike and spread over a surface whose temperature is below the freezing point. Glaze ice is hard and transparent. It tends to accumulate rapidly and is often very hard and therefore more difficult to remove. Since it does not freeze instantly, the ice can form into shapes that cause significant aerodynamic penalties, making it the most hazardous form of icing. However, it is the least frequent type of ice encountered and is responsible for only about 10% of icing reports. Also called clear ice. See glaze (ii).

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