A broad ice sheet resting on a plain or plateau and spreading outward from a central névé, or region of accumulation.
A continuous, thick glacier covering more than 50,000 km2 and moving independently of minor topographic features. (Compare Valley glacier.)
A thick ice sheet covering large parts of a continent. Present-day examples are found in Greenland and Antarctica.
a glacier that spreads out from a central mass of ice
a huge mass of ice that covers a lot of land near the Arctic or Antarctic polar regions
A thick ice sheet covering a large part of a continent.
A glacier that forms over large areas of continents close to the poles.
A continuous sheet of land ice which covers a very large area and moves outward in many directions.
Largest type of glacier with a surface coverage in the order of 5 million square kilometers.
An ice sheet covering a portion of a continent [LCOTE