Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Ice Sheet

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1131
An ice sheet is also known as a continental ice cap. It is called an ice sheet when the total area is more than 50,000 km. An ice sheet is very thick and has a shield-shaped surface that flows from a central ice layer up to 2–3 km thick to the surrounding area. The ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are typical examples (Fig. 6).
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