ice field


Definition of ice field

1 : an extensive sheet of sea ice

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These factors range from the strength of ocean currents to the gravitational pull of large ice fields. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Video: Why our rising oceans aren’t causing problems everywhere," 5 Dec. 2018 World-famous aerial photographer Austin Post went up to map the ice field with JIRP in 1953, and Ed LaChapelle, snow science guru considered the grandfather of American avalanche research, was a JIRP field leader from 1954-1956. Scott Yorko, Popular Mechanics, "Back to Alaska: How a Legendary Glacier Adventure Almost Died When the World Needed It Most," 12 Sep. 2018 Climbing season on Denali has ended but sightseeing flights can still land on the glacier, allowing visitors to walk on the ice field, said park service spokeswoman Katherine Belcher. Dan Joling, Fox News, "4 dead, 1 missing in Alaska sightseeing plane crash," 6 Aug. 2018 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

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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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