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Ice cap, ice sheet, polar ice cap

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An ice cap is a dome-shaped mass of glacier ice that spreads out in all directions; usually larger than an icefield but less than 50 000 km2.

An ice sheet is a dome-shaped mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50 000 km2, such as the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.

A polar ice cap, also called polar ice sheet, is a high-latitude region of land or water covered in ice-

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Ice cap in Ellesmere Island, Canada Ice cap in Ellesmere Island

Source: based on NSIDC Cryosphere Glossary  

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