ice shelf
  • IPA: /ˈaɪs ˌʃɛlf/

ice shelf

  1. 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.
  • Portuguese: plataforma de gelo
  • Spanish: plataforma de hielo flotante, barrera de hielo, meseta de hielo

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