Slush Ice Berm
A berm of piled up frozen slush ice that forms along the beach during fall freeze-up, Utqiaġvik, Alaska (previously known as Barrow), November 2006. Qaimġuq is the Iñupiaq word for "a layer of ice created in the fall when there is open water at the shoreline and waves, sea spray and the retreating tide all freeze to the beach." Often it is the first shore ice of the season. This is different from qinu which is a "layer of slush ice which forms on the ocean at freeze-up and clings to the shore."