ice sheet


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Recent Examples on the Web The weight of the ice sheet has had an incredible impact on the bedrock. David Nikel, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Most of the world's ice melt and sea level rise so far can be attributed to melting of the Greenland ice sheet in the Arctic. Angela Dewan, CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 And a lot of methane, an exponentially stronger greenhouse gas than carbon, is trapped beneath the ice sheet. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Apr. 2022 The bottom of the ice sheet is releasing meltwater at an unprecedented rate. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 26 Feb. 2022 The Greenland ice sheet produces more energy than the world's 10 largest hydroelectric dams combined, new research revealed. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 26 Feb. 2022 The Antarctic ice sheet has shrunk to the smallest surface area on record in another sign that the accelerating pace of climate change is hitting some of the coldest regions the hardest. John Ainger, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Feb. 2022 Around 34 million years ago a permanent ice sheet began forming on Antarctica following a warm period. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2020 With an area of 660,000 square miles and a thickness up to 1.9 miles, Greenland’s ice sheet certainly deserves attention. Steven E. Koonin, WSJ, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ice sheet

1831, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Ice sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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