Ice cap

ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km² of land area

An ice cap is a large mass of ice.[1] Ice caps cover less than 50 000 km² of land area.[1] Sheets of ice covering more than 50 000 km² are called ice sheets.[1]

Vatnajökull, an ice cap in Iceland

Ice caps are usually in high areas, but they are not limited to them.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Ice Caps". The Geography Site. Retrieved 2011-08-26.