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ice·cap

or ice cap  (īs′kăp′)
n.
An extensive dome-shaped or platelike perennial cover of ice and snow that spreads out from a center and covers a large area, especially of land or a polar region.

icecap

(ˈaɪsˌkæp)
n
(Physical Geography) a thick mass of glacial ice and snow that permanently covers an area of land, such as either of the polar regions or the peak of a mountain

ice•cap

(ˈaɪsˌkæp)

n.
a thick cover of ice over an area, sloping in all directions from the center.
[1850–55]
ice′capped`, adj.

ice·cap

(īs′kăp′)
1. A glacier spreading out from a center and covering a large area.
2. A polar cap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.icecap - a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak)icecap - a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak)
ice mass - a large mass of ice
Translations

icecap

[ˈaɪskæp] Ncasquete m glaciar, casquete m de hielo

icecap

[ˈaɪsˌkæp] ncalotta glaciale
polar icecap → calotta polare
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An Inconvenient Truth" talks about the rainstorms in India, the droughts in Asia and America, the icecaps melting in the Arctic, the 27 named hurricanes of 2005, the heat waves in Germany, and also the glaciers receding all over the world.
A new study has found that increasing pollution in the Far East is altering the concentration and behaviour of storm clouds over the Pacific Ocean, which could result in more rapid melting of the polar icecaps.
Nope, this is the prediction by Al Gore and his cast of the Academy Award winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" that melting icecaps will eventually flood Florida, San Francisco and New York to a point where you'd better have a good set of scuba gear if that's where you want to live.
If global temperatures continue to rise as projected, melting icecaps could raise the sea level worldwide by up to 3 feet by 2100, swamping coastal communities that are home to millions of people, according to estimates from the United Nations," the LA Times warned.
Are you also upset about the lack of attention to the story of shrinkage of polar icecaps at the rate of three meters per two years?
In fact, glaciers in the Alps have been getting smaller since the late eighteenth century and the icecaps both in Greenland and Antarctica are currently causing concern because of the rise in the sea level that we would see around the world if they were to melt, including low lying coastal areas here in Wales
But the findings are extraordinary, because until now scientists thought water on Mars could exist solely in frozen form below the soil, in polar icecaps, or as sparse clouds in the meager atmosphere.
After the Apocalypse the polar icecaps have melted.
The ozone layer is thinning; massive climate changes threaten to melt the polar icecaps, flooding vast coastal areas and turning presently fertile agricultural areas into desert.
Such a rise not only would cause the thermal expansion of the oceans, but also would hasten the melting of glaciers and possibly even the icecaps that cover Greenland and the Antarctic.
In a related story last week, data provided more evidence of the melting of the polar icecaps.
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