polar ice cap

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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.
The rapidly thinning polar ice cap has opened huge opportunities for faster shipping, either along the Northern Sea Route over Russia or the Northwest Passage over Canada and Alaska, as well as access to vast troves of oil, gas and minerals that may be easier to reach as the ice grows thinner.
Its latest study discovered that Greenland's polar ice is melting at a much higher rate than first anticipated-and is completely invisible to the naked eye.
The artwork by RM Parry and Chris Glynn is meant to symbolise the shrinking of the polar ice cap.
The polar ice contains air bubbles that preserve gases from the atmosphere, including CO2.
Warwick University's resident explorer had already been forced to delay the start of the threeman expedition due to rapidly melting polar ice.
Oceans and polar ice expand and shrink with world temperatures.
Have the polar ice caps eroded to such an extent that they no longer exist?
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.
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.