Field of ice

a large body of floating ice; a pack.

See also: Field

References in classic literature ?
The field of ice is almost a league in width, but I spent nearly two hours in crossing it.
The lake had lost the beauty of a field of ice, but still a dark and gloomy covering concealed its waters, for the absence of currents left them yet hidden under a porous crust, which, saturated with the fluid, barely retained enough strength to preserve the continuity of its parts.
This eye structure seemed remarkable in a beast whose haunts were upon a glaring field of ice and snow, and though I found upon minute examination of several that we killed that each ocellus is furnished with its own lid, and that the animal can at will close as many of the facets of his huge eyes as he chooses, yet I was positive that nature had thus equipped him because much of his life was to be spent in dark, subterranean recesses.
When they emerged from the house, dark stains and stars in the gray field of ice did indeed indicate that the frost was breaking up, as their host had prophesied the day before, and the very memory of yesterday brought back the mystery of to-day.
SDFLC employs about 90 workers and serves around 2,250 customers in Brazil in the field of ice cream and desserts, including independent artisan ice cream makers, multinationals, food processing companies and leading dining chains, and this is by means of a sales and marketing network with wide-ranging professional knowledge and broad nationwide deployment.
WHOI oceanographer AI Plueddemann, who led the expedition, said this was the first time an autonomous underwater vehicle was used in this difficult environment, where wind and ocean conditions could rapidly change a flat field of ice into a jumble of open-water cracks and towering ice wedges.
Eventually, as snow piles up and turns to ice and then ice crystals, a solid field of ice forms.
On 19 March the wind pushed the oily field of ice southward to the Estonian shore, and the large oil-combating vessels were unable to work near the shoreline due to the shallow water.
Government-employed "ice doctors" go out each day and place ladders and ropes along what they hope will be a safe route through the field of ice.
But some scientists say global warming, or the average increase in the temperature of Earth's atmosphere, is causing shifts in Antarctica's field of ice.