What is ice cap?

  • (noun): A mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak).
    Synonyms: icecap

Ice Cap

An ice cap is an ice mass that covers less than 50 000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). Masses of ice covering more than 50 000 km² are termed an ice sheet.

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Strand Fiord Pass
... Fiord Sverdrup Van Hauen Yelverton Glaciers Agassiz Ice Cap Barnes Ice Cap Benedict Coronation Devon Ice Cap Disraeli Eugenie Gull Jimi Maasi Kaparoqtalik Keyhole Kiitarayuk ...
Severnaya Zemlya - Main Islands - Komsomolets
... Komsomolets Island is home to the largest ice cap in Russia, the Academy of Sciences Ice Cap ... island is largely covered by the Academy of Sciences Ice Cap – an 819 m (2,687 ft) thick ice dome reaching 749 m (2,457 ft) above sea level and covering 5,575 km2 (2,153 sq mi) of the island ...
Boulder Hills
... Van Hauen Yelverton Glaciers Agassiz Ice Cap Barnes Ice Cap Benedict Coronation Devon Ice Cap Disraeli Eugenie Gull Jimi Maasi Kaparoqtalik Keyhole Kiitarayuk Macculloch Narsarsuk Nuuksuq Oliver ...
List Of Glaciers In Canada - List of Glaciers - Nunavut
... Agassiz Ice Cap - Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Barnes Ice Cap - Baffin Island, Nunavut Benedict Glacier - Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Chapman Glacier - Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Coronation Glacier - Baffin ...
Ice Cap
... An ice cap is an ice mass that covers less than 000 ... km² of land area (usually covering a highland area) ... Masses of ice covering more than 000 ... km² are termed an ice sheet ... Ice caps are not constrained by topographical features (i.e ...

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