Ice sheets and ice caps
Dome-like ice masses unconstrained by topography, together with their outlet glaciers. They are characteristic of arctic regions. The largest ice sheet in the northern hemisphere is that of Greenland. Smaller ice sheets and ice caps occur in Iceland, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen, southern Norway, Franz Josef Land, Severnaya Zemlya and the islands of the De-Longa group.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code H4.21|
|Bern Convention||Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H4.2)|