Kyle Rosbrook. Polar Icecaps. Formation and Melting. Vocabulary. Core sample - cylindrical section of a naturally-occurring substance consistent enough to hold a layered structure Ice sheets – a sheet of ice covering at least 50,00 square kilometers.
How can we explore how the icecaps are formed?
How to Polar Ice Caps form? Polar ice caps form because high-latitude regions receive less energy in the form of solar radiation from the sun than equatorial regions. This results in lower surface temperatures. Seasonal variations of the ice caps will take place due to varied solar energy absorption as the planet or moon revolves around the sun. Additionally, in geologic time scale, the ice caps may grow or shrink due to climate variation.