Permanent lake ice

English name: Permanent lake ice

Description (English)

Permanent or almost permanent ice formations of lakes, constituting continuous ice sheets that may cover the entire surface for all of the year or recede to part of the lake during summer and be accompanied or replaced by floating ice blocks, rafts and hummocks. They may, locally, seasonally or permanently, extend to the whole depth of the lake. They are characteristic of high latitude and high altitude lakes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C1.7

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.7 Lake ice same
CORINE Land Cover 5.1.2. Water bodies n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C1.7 Permanent lake ice same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C1.7 Permanent lake ice same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C1.7 Permanent lake ice same
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