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Term: Icefield Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A mass of glacier ice; similar to an ice cap, and usually smaller and lacking a dome-like shape; somewhat controlled by terrain.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A large ice body that covers mountainous terrain but is not thick enough to obscure all of the subsurface topography, its flow therefore not being predominantly radial as is that of an ice cap.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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