Recent Examples of ice cap from the Web
That warmer average temperature has also led, in complete contrast to what the President of the United States said here, to melting ice caps.
Over a four-year span, Greenland’s ice cap shed 1 trillion tons of ice.
Throughout the winter months, the ice cap doubles in size from nearly 3 million square miles to nearly 6 million.
There are other local advantages to the ice cap — which makes up almost 80% of Greenland — melting.
There is speculation that atmospheric pollution may have already contributed to global warming—with damaging consequences for the south polar ice cap.
This video from the the Aotearoa New Zealand Ross Ice Shelf program is part of a study that's trying to figure out what's happening in Earth's receding ice caps by getting up close and personal with them.
The bayshore is faced with sea rise due to melting glaciers and ice caps, while development and groundwater removal make land sink.
December 12, 2017 —For decades, the Arctic has been viewed as a problem, a place of tension between nations with competing claims to its potential wealth, especially as the ice cap recedes.
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Definition of ice cap for English Language Learners
: a very large and thick sheet of ice that covers the North Pole, the South Pole, or another region
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