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polar cap

n.
Either of the regions around a planet's poles that are permanently covered with ice or other frozen material. Also called polar ice cap.

polar cap

1. The mass of permanent ice that covers either of the Earth's polar regions.
2. The mass of frozen carbon dioxide and water that covers either of Mars's polar regions.
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Himalayan region has the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar caps, as this region is aptly called the Water Tower of Asia is the source of the 10 major river systems that provide irrigation, power and drinking water for over 700 million people live in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh nearly 10% of the worlds population.
Interannual differences in the regressions of the polar caps of Mars.
com/mars-russet-surface-polar-ice-caps-captured-stunning-new-hubble-photograph-2371745) captured the surface of Mars in stunning detail, revealing russet deserts pockmarked with craters and bright frosty polar caps shrouded in a thin haze of clouds.
5 times larger than the present polar caps to provide such a high level of enrichment.
As the melting of polar caps opens trade routes and new technologies emerge, decisions on if, and by whom, these resources should be accessed need to be made quickly.
Inside there was a compelling feature that said according to experts, there is little chance of another Titanic disaster ever occurring as there are fewer icebergs due to the polar caps melting at such an alarming rate.
The effects of global warming go beyond melting polar caps and glaciers and the resulting rise in sea levels and the inundation of hundreds of worldwide oceanfront cities.
During these times, ice from the polar caps is redistributed into the mid-latitudes of Mars as a layer about 50 meters thick, in the same place that we see that the DLEs have formed.
Nations are negotiating emissions rates that exceed the 2-degree rise, promising melting polar caps and other devastating consequences.
The Martian polar caps are the most prominent features in any telescopic view of the planet.
Unusually the resting buds become covered in a white waxy coating nicknamed polar caps.
Headteacher Sarah Roberts added: "We've also adopted a polar bear the pupils have called Snowball, and the pupils have learnt all about climate change and they've made up songs about how Snowball needs the polar caps to survive for his survival.