polar ice cap

(redirected from Polar icecap)

polar ice cap

n.
References in periodicals archive ?
In Arthur and Sherlock, literary historian Michael Sims traces some of Doyle's grand adventures, including expeditions to the polar icecap and Africa, and shows how they became fodder for his early prose.
The colossus was to be built of ice carved out of the polar icecap.
In February, Mark will form part of a team of three Polar explorers from the UK who will attempt to trek across the polar icecap.
The appearance of the Antarctic polar icecap marks the beginning of plankton communities that are still functioning today.
Indeed, if predictions hold true that the polar icecap will completely disappear, then new sea lanes would traverse the North Pole itself.
In recent years, however, the question over who, if anyone, would have control over the regional waters has intensified as scientific consensus has grown that the melting of the polar icecap will open up a Northwest Passage during the summer months.
However, the debate Brooks mentioned stems from archaeological evidence that shows the polar icecap used to reach as far south as New York City and has been receding for thousands of years.
Most sea ice has melted in the Arctic, save the "permanent" polar icecap and ice masses adherent to Greenland, Alaska and the Northern territories, shrinking at an unprecedented rate.
Future astronauts visiting Mars's south polar icecap in spring had better watch out for jets.
The ongoing melting of the polar icecap, called in Canada the Big Thaw, has given rise to expectations that the fabled Northwest Passage is fast becoming reality.
Just back from an Arctic trip whose climax was 13 hours stranded on the polar icecap, Rutan is trying to arrange for a documentary filmmaker to finance a trip back to the airplane Rutan's group left stuck in the ice.
Meanwhile, our amigos in Spain seem to be doing their level best not to win La Liga with Barca and the Madrid boys' bottles collapsing like the Polar icecap.