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.
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
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.