West Antarctica

West Antarctica
geographical name — see Antarctica

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • West Antarctic Rift — The West Antarctic Rift is a major, active rift valley lying between East and West Antarctica. It encompasses the Ross Sea, the area under the Ross Ice Shelf and a part of West Antarctica. Its evolution is due to lithospheric thinning of the non… …   Wikipedia

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  • West Quartzite Range — (coord|72|0|S|164|45|E|) is a mountain range, the western of two parallel quartzite ranges, situated at the east side of Houliston Glacier in the Concord Mountains, Antarctica. Named by the Northern Party of NZFMCAE, 1962 63, after the… …   Wikipedia

  • West Ice Shelf — The West Ice Shelf (coord|66|40|S|085|00|W|type:glacier region:AQ|display=inline,title) is a prominent ice shelf extending about 288 km in an E W direction along the Antarctic coast between Barrier Bay and Posadowsky Bay. Discovered and named by… …   Wikipedia

  • West Bay — There are multiple places in the world known as West Bay.In the United Kingdom: * West Bay, Dorset, formally known as Bridport Harbour is situated approximately two miles from Bridport on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.In the United States …   Wikipedia

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