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ice cap

[′īs ‚kap]
(hydrology)
A perennial cover of ice and snow in the shape of a dome or plate on the summit area of a mountain through which the mountain peaks emerge.
A perennial cover of ice and snow on a flat land mass such as an Arctic island.
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Soot deposited on the icecaps could, in turn, accelerate melting.
"There is also the potential to melt the icecaps because water is heavy and very expensive to carry into space.
Are you also upset about the lack of attention to the story of shrinkage of polar icecaps at the rate of three meters per two years?
Next on the agenda for our Harry is saving the polar icecaps.
But the findings are extraordinary, because until now scientists thought water on Mars could exist solely in frozen form below the soil, in polar icecaps, or as sparse clouds in the meager atmosphere.
After the Apocalypse the polar icecaps have melted.
The ozone layer is thinning; massive climate changes threaten to melt the polar icecaps, flooding vast coastal areas and turning presently fertile agricultural areas into desert.
Such a rise not only would cause the thermal expansion of the oceans, but also would hasten the melting of glaciers and possibly even the icecaps that cover Greenland and the Antarctic.
The IceCaps and Sharks have one more regular-season meeting, and it will be played here on March 28.
No one's denying global warming or melting icecaps.
Moving glaciers in Greenland form dense icecaps up to 2 km thick that covers most of the island.
AT MY age, I regret to say that the issue of the shrinking icecaps does tend to wash over me.