Amery Ice Shelf

Amery Ice Shelf
/ay"meuh ree/
an ice barrier in Antarctica, in the SW Indian Ocean, bordered by Enderby Land on the N and American Highland on the W.

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      large body of floating ice, in an indentation in the Indian Ocean coastline of Antarctica, west of the American Highland. It extends inland from Prydz and MacKenzie bays more than 200 miles (320 km) to where it is fed by the Lambert Glacier. The region in which the ice shelf is located was claimed by Australia in 1933. The area of this ice shelf is approximately 23,200 square miles (60,000 square km).

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