ice shelf

IPA: ˈaɪsʃˈɛɫf

noun

  • A thick, floating platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice sheet flows down to a coastline and onto the ocean surface. Ice shelves are found in Antarctica, Greenland, and Canada only.

ice-shelf

IPA: ˈaɪsˈɛʃˈɛɫf

noun

  • Alternative form of ice shelf [A thick, floating platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice sheet flows down to a coastline and onto the ocean surface. Ice shelves are found in Antarctica, Greenland, and Canada only.]

Examples of "ice-shelf" in Sentences

  • Lenny, Lenny, Lenny, jump over the ice-shelf with me ...
  • I.e., the ice-shelf loss-rate has slowed as the global average temeprature has risen.
  • Does it matter to your case that the southern ice-shelf has been melting back for 10,000 years?
  • If that were possible, then one could get driftwood on the shore above an ice-shelf even if the shelf never melted at all.
  • The discussion here got me thinking about alternative ways other than shelf-melting that old driftwood might get beached above an ice-shelf.
  • The north shore of Ellesmere Island peninsula also seems to support a dark space between the stony shore and the ice-shelf, following the Ward Island pattern.
  • The plot concerns two prehistoric beasts frozen in an ice-shelf and released due to global warming and military interference - this is a metaphorical film with a strong eco-message but that's not really the point.
  • This could have paved the way for much stricter permitting for emitting sectors such as oil refiners and power generators, forcing them to consider how their projects 'emissions might affect the climate and the polar bear's ice-shelf habitat.
  • Glacier accelerations causing this imbalance have been related to enhanced surface meltwater production penetrating to the bed to lubricate glacier motion, and to ice-shelf removal, ice-front retreat, and glacier ungrounding that reduce resistance to flow.

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