Ice sheet

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Term: Ice sheet
Definition: A mass of ice and snow of considerable thickness and large area. Ice sheets may be resting on rock (see Inland ice sheet) or floating (see Ice shelf). Ice sheets of less than about 50,000 square km resting on rock are called ice caps.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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