An interconnected series of ice caps and glaciers is called an ice field. One of the largest ice fields in the world is the Patagonian ice field, at the tip of South America. The ice fields are part of a landscape interrupted by fish farms and dams.

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ice cap Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. An ice cap is a thick layer of ice and snow that covers large areas of land. You’ll usually find ice caps in the North and South Poles of the Earth.