- Much, often the majority, of the world’s water is locked in icecaps. Sometimes all of it.
- Planet or world type.
Despite the seeming definition, ice worlds are not covered completely in ice although a majority of their surface often possesses an extremely cold of frigid climate. However, bands of more temperate surface area may exist.
Ice worlds typically have cool or frozen climates and are not always completely covered over in ice, but they do have climates predominantly colder than is considered comfortable for most forms of conventional life.
|Ice World||Ic||Any||01||123456789A||--||--||--||World with much of its water in ice form.|
|Average Water World||None||Any||--||123456789||--||--||--||World not completely covered in water.|
|Water World||Wa||56789||--||A||--||--||--||World covered in water. Average depth oceans.|
|Ocean World||Oc||ABC||--||A||--||--||--||Panthallasic world. Deep water oceans.|
Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate
No information yet available.
|TC||Inner (-)||HZ-2||HZ-1||HZ||HZ+1||HZ+2||Outer (+)||Remote & Far Systems||Remarks|
|Ic||No||No||No||Unlikely||Yes||Yes||Yes||Possible||Ice-capped Worlds are usually cold or frozen and many are ice balls to an extreme.|
Many interstellar speculators have been experimenting with unconventional foodstuff crops designed to thrive on cold or frozen worlds. Few have yet discovered commercially viable products to date, but many predict that cold-weather foodstuffs will one day be a widely sought out commodity.
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