Arctic sea ice

Description (English)

Ice formations of the Arctic floating on sea water, usually constituting an incomplete cover, variable in form and structure, unstable and dynamic under the influence of surface air and water currents.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MJ11

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
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A8.1 Sea ice same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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