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ice field

1. a very large flat expanse of ice floating in the sea; large ice floe
2. a large mass of ice permanently covering an extensive area of land

ice field

[′īs ‚fēld]
(hydrology)
A mass of land ice resting on a mountain region and covering all but the highest peaks.
(oceanography)
A flat sheet of sea ice that is more than 5 miles (8 kilometers) across.
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The lack of sleep hardly tainted the experience next day, as I stood speechless in front of the frozen Bow Lake, 91 km from the Icefields.
As Titanic steamed into a dangerous icefield, it was the collective human error of the captain and his senior deck officers not to manage, train, and supervise the lookouts that caused the loss of those 1,523 lives.
The team spent three weeks in the area of the Lyell Icefield where their achievements included first ascents of three of the Lyell peaks and the third ascent of Mount Forbes.
Not to our knowledge, but you might enjoy a trip on the Ice Explorer across the Columbia Icefields.
There are more than 150 glaciers in Garibaldi Park, including two icefields larger than 10 [km.
To the south, the Icefields Parkway encompasses some spectacular scenery as it traverses the Great Divide.
Highlights of the ten-day Picture Perfect Rockies' Tour, which costs from pounds 1,225, include Banff National Park, Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield.
Our driver was happy to narrate the journey, even stopping at the Columbia Icefield so we could take pictures of the eerie glacier spilling its icy luggage on to the rock.
Aerial views of the Columbia Icefield instead of a Robert Smithson rundown or Michael Snow's 360-degree pan in La Region centrale, 1971.
A survey completed last year found 82% of the icefield that existed on Kilimanjaro in 1912 has melted.
In probing what makes this lake different from others in the region, his group traced up to 80 percent of the gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane and other banned pollutants entering Bow Lake to meltwater from the Wapta Icefield.