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Evidence for a former large ice sheet in the Orville Coast- Ronne Ice Shelf area, Antarctica.

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Abstract

The Orville Coast area of the Antarctic Peninsula was extensively glacierized in the past. Striations, polished rock surfaces, and erratics on nunatak summits indicate that this area was covered by a broad regional ice sheet whose grounded ice margin was on the continental shelf, in the present-day Ronne Ice Shelf area. If the glacial history of Antarctica has been controlled by eustatic sea-level changes, the destruction of this ice sheet would have been contemporaneous with that of the Ross Sea ice sheet due to the world-wide rise of eustatic sea-level at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation. -Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Evidence for a former large ice sheet in the Orville Coast- Ronne Ice Shelf area, Antarctica.
Series title:
Journal of Glaciology
Volume
27
Issue:
97
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Glaciology
First page:
487
Last page:
491
Number of Pages:
5