The Lithospheric Setting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

  1. Richard B. Alley and
  2. Robert A. Bindschadle
  1. I. W. D. Dalziel and
  2. L. A. Lawver

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR077p0029

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

How to Cite

Dalziel, I. W. D. and Lawver, L. A. (2001) The Lithospheric Setting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, in The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment (eds R. B. Alley and R. A. Bindschadle), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR077p0029

Author Information

  1. Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909578

Online ISBN: 9781118668320

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Keywords:

  • Ice sheets—Antarctica

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in Time and Space

  • Origin of the Weddell Sea Embayment

  • Origin of the Ross Embayment

  • Development of the West Antarctic Rift System

  • Conclusions: the Lithospheric “Cradle” of the Wais