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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.
In 2002, the company split into two entities, Wings of Alaska and Wings Airways, which provides services for the cruise ship industry, as well as flights to the Juneau Icefield and Taku Glacier Lodge.
counting the Gastineau Channel and Juneau Icefield in its more than 3,000-square-mile size.
2000, Dendrochronology and lichenomerry: colonization, growth rates and dating of geomorphological events on the east side of the North Patagonian Icefield, Chile: Geomorphology, v.
You can hop onto a snow coach for a ride onto a thumb of the Columbia Icefield, the remnant of a massive sheet of ice that once covered the Northwest.
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.