West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Term: West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Definition: That portion of the Antarctic Ice Sheet lying predominantly in the Western Hemisphere. A line following the Transantarctic Mountains to the Antarctic Peninsula serves as the boundary between the East and West Antarctic Ice Sheets.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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