ice mass


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Noun1.ice mass - a large mass of iceice mass - a large mass of ice      
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
berg, iceberg - a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
ice cap, 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 field - a large flat mass of ice (larger than an ice floe) floating at sea
floe, ice floe - a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea
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Now, researchers have found out that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which was considered a very unaffected-by-climate-change ice mass might not be as stable as it looks.
Once you have that combination of ocean heat and atmospheric heat -- which are related -- that's when the ice sheet could really experience dramatic ice mass loss.
He further added, a major part of the snow and ice mass of the HKH region in Pakistan is concentrated in the watersheds of the Indus basin.
Caption: Despite global warming, observable Antarctic ice mass is increasing.
Austria's glaciers are not only losing in length -- that is, how far they extend down the valley -- they are also becoming thinner, said Anton Neureiter, a glaciologist with Austria's central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) who monitors ice mass on 12 glaciers both north and south of the main crest of the Alps.
Spanning more than 650,000 square miles, the Greenland Ice Sheet is the second-largest ice mass in the world, behind only the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
To counteract the ice-loss, glaciologists and the Swiss environment ministry have come up with a novel strategy: Cover the ice mass with white blankets that reflect heat and light.
The ice number N1 at the end of the vortex phase is determined by the soot index and a survival factor based on the ice mass ratio.
He reached another post reading "1951", a marker for the edge of Alaska's Exit Glacier that year, and gazed up toward where the rock-rutted ice mass has since receded, a quarter mile away.
This pair of platforms senses the Earth's gravity field and can, in a coarse way, calculate how much ice mass has been lost from a particular region of the continent.
As it turns out, there was no such entity--only the great ice mass beyond the Antarctic circle, which did in fact, secretly house the yearned for land mass, but at a lower degree of latitude than envisaged.
Renwick said the growth relates to sea ice in Antarctica, not the glacial ice mass on the continent, which was the subject of recent studies finding that the loss of ice in the Western Antarctic may be unstoppable.