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Evolution of Rocky Oases in East Antarctic: Study by Indian Scientists

Introduction Antarctic is an awe inspiring coldest, windiest and the most inaccessible continent on the surface of the Earth. Most of this continent is covered under a thick mantle of ice except about 2 per cent of the area that shows land exposures (Figure 1). It is from study of such areas that the history of the past events can be built. The ice sheet that covers Antarctic has a history of nearly 30 to 40 million years (Barrett et...

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