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Segment of the continental ice sheet that covers West Antarctica, the portion of Antarctica on the side of the Transantarctic Mountains that lies in the Western Hemisphere. Wikipedia

  • West Antarctica

    Part of that continent that lies within the Western Hemisphere, and includes the Antarctic Peninsula. Separated from East Antarctica by the Transantarctic Mountains and is covered by the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Wikipedia

  • Dominated by its south polar location and, thus, by ice. Centered asymmetrically around the South Pole and largely south of the Antarctic Circle. Wikipedia

  • Antarctica

    Earth's southernmost continent. Situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Wikipedia

  • Ice sheet

    Ice sheet, also known as a continental glacier, is a mass of glacial ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50000 km2. The only current ice sheets are in Antarctica and Greenland; during the last glacial period at Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) the Laurentide Ice Sheet covered much of North America, the Weichselian ice sheet covered northern Europe and the Patagonian Ice Sheet covered southern South America. Wikipedia

  • Ice stream

    Region of fast-moving ice within an ice sheet. Type of glacier, a body of ice that moves under its own weight. Wikipedia

  • Ross Embayment

    Large region of Antarctica, comprising the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, that lies between East and West Antarctica. The continent of Antarctica has two major divisions; West Antarctica in mostly western longitudes and East Antarctica in mostly eastern longitudes. Wikipedia


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