In 2000, a group of natural scientists from the United States, Russia, and Switzerland conducted detailed investigations on the ice fields
of Mount Kilimanjaro in order to study its past and present conditions (Thompson et al.
Kimberly Casey, a glaciologist based at the US space agency's Goddard Space Flight Centre, who visited the mountain earlier this year, also noticed Kilimanjaro's north ice field
MOUNTAIN GLACIERS: These glaciers develop in high mountainous regions, often flowing out of ice fields
that span several peaks or even a mountain range.
Experts from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) said while there has been excellent monitoring of glacial trends in Europe and North America, the fate of ice fields
in Central Asia and the tropics have been largely overlooked.
As punishment for her newly acquired strawberry tattoo, Zanna has to spend the summer with her twin brother Martin and father on the ice fields
of Last Chance Pass, Alberta instead of with her mother in Paris.
She has travelled the world, from the ice fields
of Everest to Morocco and Brazil.
A luxury liner cruising graciously through the ice fields
of somewhere or other.
She now holds the record as the oldest woman to reach the magnetic North Pole by foot, and, having seen her hauling her sled across ice fields
in subzero temperatures at the age of 62, no one needs to tell me that age is no barrier to achievement.
Among the greatest fears scientists have about global warming is that it will cause the massive ice fields
of Greenland and other locales at the northern end of the Gulf Stream to melt rapidly, sending surges of cold water into the ocean system and interrupting the flow of the Ocean Conveyor Belt.
If wind is strong enough to bring the ice fields
into motion, a compression in the ice cover frequently occurs.
The blue ice fields
on the Western side of the area have been identified as a possible collecting ground for meteorites that fall further inland.
The way in which ice fields
were marked for plowing is reminiscent of check planting techniques of the era.