ice field

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ice field

1. A large expanse of ice covering a mountainous region and consisting of several interconnected glaciers.
2. An extensive area of ice on the surface of the ocean, consisting of multiple ice floes and covering an area that is greater than 10 kilometers (6 miles) across.

ice field



1. (Physical Geography) a very large flat expanse of ice floating in the sea; large ice floe
2. (Physical Geography) a large mass of ice permanently covering an extensive area of land

ice′ field`

a large sheet of floating ice, larger than an ice floe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: field - a large flat mass of ice (larger than an ice floe) floating at seaice field - a large flat mass of ice (larger than an ice floe) floating at sea
ice mass - a large mass of ice
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You crossed this ice field last night in the long chase that you led us.
It runs far beneath the ice field, and below the level of the Valley Otz, but its canyon is open here.
Last year alone, the Exit Glacier melted and retreated 187 ft (57 m) toward the Harding ice field, which itself has lost 10 per cent of its mass since 1950, mainly due to climate change.
Players that dominate their opponent before the ice field melts or breaks will claim cool Coors Light swag.
The ice field of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of Africa, was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
Together with the nearby Northern Patagonian Ice Field (4,200 sq km) it represents one of the largest nonpolar ice concentrations in the world.
Onto the Colombian Highway, which was built by prisoners of war in the 1940s, seeing the Colombian ice field with its five glaciers from the north.
A total of 425 space rocks, weighing about 75kgs, was discovered by a team of international scientists, during a 40-day expedition on the Nansen Ice Field, located 140 kilometres (86 miles) south of the International Polar Foundation's Princess Elisabeth station.
Apparent results of the deformation are drift and ridging events on the ice field, also opening leads in pack ice.
Kimberly Casey, a glaciologist based at the US space agency's Goddard Space Flight Centre, who visited the mountain earlier this year, also noticed Kilimanjaro's north ice field had separated.
Out on an ice field 50 miles north of Helsinki in Finland, a fleet of Range Rovers was taken to the limit in treacherous conditions.
Instead, he brought his vessel to a halt in an ice field and went to bed.