Ice fields are made when it snows
over many kilometers where the temperature is always way below
freezing. Over hundreds of years the ice field is very heavy
and big. Some ice fields are as large as the state of Texas.
field is not really part of a glacier, but they do "feed"
glaciers ice. Some ice fields like the Columbia
Icefield is 325 square kilometers in size and it "feeds"
ice to 8 different glaciers in the Arctic Circle. Water that
melts from an ice field provides fresh water to the people
who live near it.