A special feature of Antarctica is the fact that only 2% of its surface are accessible to direct geological observation, while 98% of it are covered with ice. Bedrock outcrops, separate mountains and small rocks (nunataks) rise above ice. Large shelf areas are also constantly covered with ice. Floating ice shelves exist there.
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- Geology of Ice-Catchment Provinces in Relation to Petrography and Mineralogy of Bottom Sediments · Possible Reconstructions of Geological Composition of Ice-Hidden Land
Prof. Alexander P. Lisitzin
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Chapter 11