According to the ESA, the crater is perennially filled with ice because of a phenomenon called 'cold trap', in which air moving over the gigantic ice deposit cools down and sinks, thereby creating a layer of cold air that sits just above the ice mound
Prospero's isle resembled a jagged ice floe in a polar wasteland where, for example, Caliban's "hard rock" was an ice mound
that faced out to the sea under a misty, blue-grey and, at times, coppery sky; and where the shipwrecked king and his entourage, dressed in a combination of dinner- and life-jackets, shivered in howling gale winds and crunched on glacial ice.
Inspired by the experimental work of a fellow Ladakhi engineer, Chewang Norphel, he has developed a remarkably simple and effective system, creating what he calls 'ice stupas', conical ice mounds
that behave like mini-glaciers, slowly releasing water for use during the crop-growing season.
Target was sued after a customer fell as a result of the accumulated snow and ice mounded
in a store's parking lot.
For all their heft, the ice mounds
simply can't compete with the water delivered by monsoons.
Not dingos, which are Australian creatures of rather ill repute, but Canadian ice mounds
Best of all, by the time we sent our files to the printer for this issue, the snow and ice mounds
in the company parking lot were but a memory.
All nests had been built on ice floors and were overlying ice mounds
. Their elevated position was caused by the thermal protection induced by the Dryas and Cassiope deposits, which prevented the ice mounds
On this particular holiday, I discovered mogul fields - runs for advanced skiers where you have to swish around ice mounds
. I wasn't nearly good enough for that sort of challenge.
Named after Buddhist monuments, these conical ice mounds
behave like mini artificial glaciers, slowly releasing water in the growing season.
and ropes serve as guidance to the crew on the ice in darkness and blizzards