ice field


Definition of ice field 

1 : an extensive sheet of sea ice

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Those wanting more can make the strenuous 8.2-mile round-trip hike up the Harding Icefield Trail for spectacular views of the massive ice field. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "11 glacier adventures near Anchorage," 2 May 2018 However, the plane crashes into an ice field and Rogers is perfectly preserved inside for 70 years. Sonia Rao,, "Everything that's happened leading up to 'Avengers: Infinity War'," 24 Apr. 2018 Elias and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) share the site, which is recognized for having the largest nonpolar ice field and some of the longest glaciers in the world. Andrea Sachs,, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 Along the west coast there are views of the ice fields of the Southern Alps. Phil Marty,, "See more of New Zealand, hit India's highlights without busting the budget and more," 1 May 2018 The ice field that coats the upper reaches of the Alaska Range east of Isabel Pass has many accessible glacial offshoots that come within a few miles of the Richardson Highway. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s ice fields and ice caves are worth exploring — but do so cautiously," 27 Mar. 2018 Though many scientists who have looked at aufeis have been engineers or hydrologists, a team of ecologists are likening the ice fields to oases in the cold desert of the Arctic. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Overflow ice: Like an oasis in the cold desert of the Arctic," 31 Mar. 2018 The sight of a Victorian-era naval ship listing atop an Arctic ice field, her crew on board, hundreds of miles from civilization, is enough to send chills up the spine. Lorraine Ali,, "Ridley Scott's 'The Terror' turns macabre Arctic history into an engrossing fight for survival," 26 Mar. 2018 Two experienced climbers were still missing Friday on a Juneau ice field as poor visibility and bad weather prevented search crews from flying to the mountainous area. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "2 experienced climbers still missing on Juneau ice field as weather hinders search efforts," 9 Mar. 2018

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1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of ice field

: a large area of land covered with ice

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