ice desert

ice desert

[′īs ‚dez·ərt]
(climatology)
Any polar area permanently covered by ice and snow, with no vegetation other than occasional red snow or green snow.
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Antarctica can be regarded as an ice desert and continuing this informal survey of contact lens wearers on board predictably showed that silicone hydrogels performed well in the extremely dry conditions.
JUNE 18 Learn how to survive in the world's biggest ice desert with an expert from the British Antarctic Survey at Deep Sea World, Queensferry.
After a single egg is hatched, the male penguins silently huddle together beneath the Southern Lights, as the females tramp off across the ice desert to feed.
The ice desert is, perhaps, the only milieu in which such a discovery has not been actively sought.
People were worried by how the human body would tolerate the absence of light and being immobile in such a harsh climate in the middle of an ice desert.
The Lebanese, whose minds are overflowing with ideas about a conspiracy being involved, cannot acknowledge that aircrafts do actually crash, and at high rates, and that a calamity of this kind almost happens every week in any country in the word, from the tropical jungles in South America to the ice deserts in the North Pole.
Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia.