continental ice sheet

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Англо-русский словарь по экологии. 2011.

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  • Ice sheet dynamics — describe the motion within large bodies of ice, such those currently on Greenland and Antarctica. Ice motion is dominated by the movement of glaciers, whose gravity driven activity is controlled by two main variable factors: the temperature and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ice sheet — An ice sheet is a mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km² (20,000 mile²). [cite web|url=http://gemini.oscs.montana.edu/ geol445/hyperglac/glossary.htm|accessdate=2006 08 22|title=Glossary of Important… …   Wikipedia

  • ice sheet — noun : a glacial ice cover : ice cap the ice sheets on some Greenland promontories especially : one (as a continental glacier) spreading outward over a large land area and concealing all or most surface features the great ice sheets covering much …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cordilleran Ice Sheet — The Cordilleran ice sheet was a major ice sheet that covered, during glacial periods of the Quaternary, a large area of North America. This included the following areas: Western Montana The Idaho Panhandle Northern Washington state down to about… …   Wikipedia

  • Greenland ice sheet — The Greenland Ice Sheet is a vast body of ice covering 1.71 million km², roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland. It is the second largest ice body in the world, after the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The ice sheet is almost 2,400 kilometers long in a… …   Wikipedia

  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet — The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is the segment of the continental ice sheet that covers West (or Lesser) Antarctica, the portion of Antarctica west of the Transantarctic Mountains. The WAIS is classified as a marine based ice sheet, meaning… …   Wikipedia

  • Ice age — An ice age is a period of long term reduction in the temperature of the Earth s surface and atmosphere, resulting in an expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Glaciologically, ice age is often used to mean a… …   Wikipedia

  • continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …   Universalium

  • Continental glacier — A broad ice sheet resting on a plain or plateau and spreading outward from a central n[ e]v[ e], or region of accumulation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ice field — An ice field (also spelled icefield) is an area less than 50,000 km² (19,305 mile²) of ice often found in the colder climates and higher altitudes of the world where there is sufficient precipitation [http://gemini.oscs.montana.edu/… …   Wikipedia

  • ice — iceless, adj. icelike, adj. /uys/, n., v., iced, icing, adj. n. 1. the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water. 2. the frozen surface of a body of water. 3. any substance resembling frozen water: camphor ice …   Universalium

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