ice mound

ice mound

[′īs ‚mau̇nd]
(geology)
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Prospero's isle resembled a jagged ice floe in a polar wasteland where, for example, Caliban's "hard rock" was an ice mound that faced out to the sea under a misty, blue-grey and, at times, coppery sky; and where the shipwrecked king and his entourage, dressed in a combination of dinner- and life-jackets, shivered in howling gale winds and crunched on glacial ice.
The nest and ice mound combinations provide strong evidence that the ice floors were much t hicker in the caves at 1.
Inspired by the experimental work of a fellow Ladakhi engineer, Chewang Norphel, he has developed a remarkably simple and effective system, creating what he calls 'ice stupas', conical ice mounds that behave like mini-glaciers, slowly releasing water for use during the crop-growing season.
For all their heft, the ice mounds simply can't compete with the water delivered by monsoons.
Best of all, by the time we sent our files to the printer for this issue, the snow and ice mounds in the company parking lot were but a memory.
Not dingos, which are Australian creatures of rather ill repute, but Canadian ice mounds.
Named after Buddhist monuments, these conical ice mounds behave like mini artificial glaciers, slowly releasing water in the growing season.
Ice mounds and ropes serve as guidance to the crew on the ice in darkness and blizzards