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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.
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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
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ice′ field`

a large sheet of floating ice, larger than an ice floe.
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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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References in classic literature ?
"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."
Recently, a picture of Princess Elsa dressed up as a glaciologist while in an Alaskan ice field became viral on Twitter, garnering more than 10,000 likes and counting.
The Torres del Paine National Park is situated in the south of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Images and text: Issie Inglis, Manuel Jose Cerda and Virginia Sanz.
Ranging in size from tiny flecks to as big as a melon, they were collected on a huge ice field near the Shackleton mountains.
The lawsuit includes as defendants the El Paso, Detroit, Los Angeles, Newark and Philadelphia ICE field offices.
In a statement June 28, Cleaver's staff confirmed that he contacted the local ICE field office for more information about the incident.
where: [h.sub.d] is calculated ice thickness, m, is taken as follows: for rivers - 0.8 m at 1% probability; [R.sub.c] is standard compressive strength of ice MPa; v is ice field movement velocity, m/s, determined on the basis of field investigations, and in their absence, as follows: for rivers and flood-exposed sea sections--keeping the flow rate constant; water reservoirs and seas--at a level equal to 0.03 wind velocity, determined during the drifting of the ice with a probability of 1%; A is the area of the ice field, [m.sup.2], determined on the basis of field investigations in the area under consideration or in the vicinity of the water body.
David Marin, director of enforcement and removal operations for the ICE field office in Los Angeles, told Reuters that, since Trump took office, some policies have changed.
The raids began ( after Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez met with an ICE field office director to discuss the federal government's new immigration guidelines under Trump. 
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.