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ice field


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A nearly level field of ice, whose area may range from about 5 km2 to near continental size, which is formed when the land surface is sufficiently high or uniform for ice to accumulate. It differs from an ice cap in that it is not domed and its flow is controlled by the underlying relief.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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