Ross Ice Shelf

Ross Ice Shelf
geographical name area of shelf ice Antarctica in S Ross Sea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ross Ice Shelf — frozen S section of the Ross Sea, between Victoria Land & Marie Byrd Land: also called Ross Shelf Ice …   English World dictionary

  • Ross Ice Shelf — Ross′ Ice′ Shelf n. geo geg an ice barrier filling the S part of the Ross Sea …   From formal English to slang

  • Ross Ice Shelf — The Ross Ice Shelf (coord|81|30|S|175|00|W|) is the largest ice shelf of Antarctica (an area of roughly 487 000 km², and about 800 km across: about the size of France [ antarctica/teacher… …   Wikipedia

  • Ross Ice Shelf — an ice barrier filling the S part of the Ross Sea. * * * World s largest body of floating ice. It lies at the head of the Ross Sea, which forms an enormous indentation in Antarctica. Its area is estimated to be about the size of France. The great …   Universalium

  • Ross Ice Shelf — Barrière de Ross 81°30′S 175°00′W / 81.5, 175 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ross Ice Shelf — noun the world s largest body of floating ice; in the southern part of the Ross Sea. Also, Ross Barrier, Ross Shelf Ice …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ross Ice Shelf — an ice barrier filling the S part of the Ross Sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beaver Glacier (Ross Ice Shelf) — Beaver Glacier (coord|83|24|S|169|30|E|type:glacier region:AQ|display=inline,title) is a glacier, 15 miles long, draining the coastal mountains of the Queen Alexandra Range just northwest of Mount Fox and entering the Ross Ice Shelf atMcCann… …   Wikipedia

  • Ice shelf — An ice shelf is 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. The boundary between the floating ice… …   Wikipedia

  • ice shelf — an ice sheet projecting into coastal waters so that the end floats. [1910 15] * * * ▪ geology       thick mass of floating ice that is attached to land, formed from and fed by tongues of glaciers extending outward from the land into sheltered… …   Universalium

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