Definition of ice shelf in English:

ice shelf

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noun

  • A floating sheet of ice permanently attached to a land mass.
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    • A floating ice shelf is like the crust of the earth floating on the earth's plastic mantle.
    • In the 1990s a berg the size of Oxfordshire broke off the Antarctic ice shelf and was widely hailed as proof of global warming.
    • However, this trend could be a result of the greater distance from the source of evaporation beyond the edge of an ice shelf to the accumulation site as the ice shelves grew slowly equatorward.

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