Definition of Shelf ice
1. Noun. Ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelf Ice
Literary usage of Shelf ice
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1. Earth Features and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Geology for the Student by William Herbert Hobbs (1912)
"The visible portions of this shelf-ice are of stratified compact Flo. 316. — The shelf ice of Coata Land with the surrounding pack ice showing in the ..."
2. Characteristics of Existing Glaciers by William Herbert Hobbs (1911)
"Map of the glaciers and shelf-ice tongues about the head of Robertson Bay, ... Map showing the shelf-ice tongues on the west of Ross Sea with the glacier ..."
3. Earth Features and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Geology for the Student by William Herbert Hobbs (1912)
"Sections across the inland ice and the shelf ice of Antarctica . . 283 312. ... The shelf ice of Coats Land with surrounding pack ice ... 290 317. ..."