icecap

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icecap

a thick mass of glacial ice and snow that permanently covers an area of land, such as either of the polar regions or the peak of a mountain
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Soot deposited on the icecaps could, in turn, accelerate melting.
He was the first person to reach the summit of Earth and have crossed both polar 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.
The eco warriors' campaign revolves around a new study which warns the world is now only five years away from the point of no return when the icecaps will melt and flood the planet.
After six years of research, scientists predict the average world temperature will rise by about three degrees by the end of the century - with potentially devastating consequences for melting icecaps and rising sea levels.
Equatorial icecaps in the Rwenzori Mountains of East Africa will disappear within two decades because of rising air temperatures, according to an RGS-IBG-funded study published last month in Geophysical Research Letters.
Our effect on the planet as rains fail, temperatures rise and icecaps melt.
The pictures show plants, animals, birds and marine life from the deserts, mountains, lakes, icecaps and under the sea.
THREE British women attempting to set a Polar trekking record were yesterday expected to remember the Queen Mother as they journeyed across the icecaps.
2] level has fluctuated in the range of 200-280 parts per million (ppm) over the past 160,000 years, according to studies of historic records contained deep in icecaps and ocean sediments.