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polar ice cap

n.
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He had traced through cold and heat, across the deeps of the oceans, with instruments of his own invention, over the inhospitable heart of the polar ice and the sterile visage of the deserts, league by league, patiently, unweariedly, remorselessly, from their ever-shifting cradle under the magnetic pole to their exalted death-bed in the utmost ether of the upper atmosphere each one of the Isoconical Tellurions Lavalle's Curves, as we call them today.
Have the polar ice caps eroded to such an extent that they no longer exist?
With 2014 being the warmest year since temperature records have been kept in 1880, rapidly melting polar ice caps and glaciers, an increase in the number and severity of heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods, and atmospheric CO2 at the highest level in human history, your coverage is very timely.
Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater photographing all over the world, from tropical coral reefs to the waters beneath the polar ice cap.
Our study suggests that at medium sea levels powerful forces, such as the dramatic acceleration of polar ice cap melting, are not necessary to create abrupt climate shifts and temperature changes.
The polar ice sheets play crucial role in global sea level rise and, when combined, the Antarctic losses detected are enough to raise global sea levels by 0.
In the past four years the Arctic has lost polar ice three times the size of Spain.
IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown.
The polar ice acts as a global air-conditioner, stabilising sea temperature and moderating changes in atmospheric temperature.
Stealing a lion, hot-wiring a Space Shuttle, melting the polar ice caps?
17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a service contract for navigation systems and software to support the polar ice breakers for the U.
The administration says the temperatures are dropping partly because of south-moving polar cold fronts, caused by melting polar ice from global warming.