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Series of rift valleys between East and West Antarctica. Wikipedia

  • Ross Embayment

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    • The region is further characterized by a 500 x large dome-like uplift, part of the West Antarctic Rift System, and it may reflect the presence of a stationary hotspot.Toney Mountain-Wikipedia
    • There is limited knowledge about West Antarctic Volcanoes due to the presence of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which heavily covers the West Antarctic Rift System -- a likely hub for volcanic activity.Geography of Antarctica-Wikipedia
    • The name is most commonly used in the scientific literature, at times along with the West Antarctic Rift System, which is of larger extent and has geologic meaning.Ross Embayment-Wikipedia
    • The range was uplifted during the opening of the West Antarctic Rift System to the east, beginning about 65 million years ago in the early Cenozoic.Transantarctic Mountains-Wikipedia
    • Volcanic activity here is linked to the West Antarctic Rift system, which is responsible for the formation of a number of volcanoes in the region.Crary Mountains-Wikipedia
    • It is part of the West Antarctic Rift System along with eighteen other known volcanoes.Mount Takahe-Wikipedia

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