ice barrier


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ice barrier

[′īs ‚bar·ē·ər]
(hydrology)
The periphery of the Antarctic ice sheet; or used generally for any ice dam.
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Over the following weeks, both expeditions laid depots for their southern journeys--Scott following Shackleton's route, Amundsen pioneering his own, a direct course for the pole across the Ice Barrier. As winter approached, Scott's party focused primarily on the scientific side of the expedition.
Basically the position of the ice dam is recognized from two observations: the presence of one or more major terminal moraines deposited when there was a hiatus during the period of ice recession, and the disappearance (or weakening) of beaches as the ice barrier is approached (so that beaches are found only on the sides of the basin where the ice barrier was absent).
To guard against such seepage, apply self adhesive waterproof underlayment ("ice barrier"), which adheres tightly to bare roof sheathing and seals around nails driven through it.
During the return trip across the polar plateau, along the Beardsmore Glacier and onwards across the Great Ice Barrier, Scott and his party died from cold and starvation.
These can take various forms, such as finding a source of fire, to melting an ice barrier, or watering a seed so it can grow to fill a gap left by a missing platform.
Among its achievements were the first ascent onto the Polar Plateau and a `farthest south' of 82[degrees] 28'S over the Great Ice Barrier (now the Ross Ice Shelf).
However, as the warming climate have started thawing the once impenetrable ice barriers surrounding the region, economic activity has steadily entered the region, slowly but surely(https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2019/8/12/great-power-competition-extends-to-arctic) becoming a hotspot forA both power and competition.
Warmer ocean water has thawed the base of frozen bluffs and destroyed natural ice barriers protecting the coast, causing large earth chunks to fall each summer, the scientists said.
(0.056-kg) snow stop roof bracket that supports snow and ice barriers installed on steel-covered roofs;
Initially, most researchers assumed that humans moved south only after the opening of the continental ice barriers at approximately 12,000 BP.