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pressure melting

pressure melting The melting of ice in response to stress. It comes about because the freezing temperature of water falls as pressure increases, at about 1 °C for every 140 bars (140 × 105N/m2). The term ‘pressure melting point’ refers to the temperature at which ice just begins to melt under a given pressure.

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pressure melting

pressure melting The melting of ice in response to stress. It occurs because the freezing temperature of water falls as pressure increases, at about 1°C for every 140 bars (140 × 105 N/m2). The term ‘pressure melting point’ refers to the temperature at which ice just begins to melt under a given pressure.

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