An iceberg with steep sides and a flat top. The length-to-height ratio is less than 5:1



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TILTED BLOCKY ICEBERG

A blocky iceberg which has tilted to present a triangular shape from the side.

TABULAR ICEBERG

A flat-topped iceberg with length-to-height ratio greater than 5:1. Most tabular bergs form by calving from an ice shelf and show horizontal banding.

SALT MARSH

A flat coastal area flooded by most high tides, characterized by various species of marsh grasses and animal life.

CALVING

The breaking away of a mass of ice from an ice wall, ice front, or iceberg

BREADBOARD MODEL

Uncased assembly of an instrument or other piece of equipment, such as a radio set, having its parts laid out on a flat surface and connected together to permit a check or demonstration of its operation.

COEFFICIENT OF RESTITUTION

The constant e, which is the ratio of the relative velocity of two elastic spheres after direct impact to that before impact; e can vary from 0 to 1, with 1 equivalent to an elastic collision and 0 equivalent to a perfectly elastic collision. Also known as restitution coefficient.

BULK FACTOR

The ratio of the volume of loose powdered or granulated solids to the volume of an equal weight of the material after consolidation into a voidless solid.

GENERALIZED FORCE

The generalized force corresponding to a generalized coordinate is the ratio of the virtual work done in an infinitesimal virtual displacement, which alters that coordinate and no other, to the change in the coordinate.

COVERAGE FACTOR

(C). For parallel sweep searches, (C) is computed as the ratio of sweep width (W) to track spacing (S). C = W/S.

FOLDED-PLATE ROOF

A roof constructed of flat plates, usually of reinforced concrete, joined at various angles.

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