Ross Ice Shelf

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Ross Ice Shelf

A vast area in Antarctica bordering on the Ross Sea, an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean. In the western part of the sea is Ross Island, site of the active volcano Mount Erebus.

Ross Ice Shelf

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(Placename) the ice shelf forming the S part of the Ross Sea, between Victoria Land and Byrd Land. Also called: Ross Barrier or Ross Shelf Ice

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an ice barrier filling the S part of the Ross Sea.
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These include a 1901 Stanfords chart that shows the Ross ice-shelf as it was first surveyed by James Ross in 1839-43.