Western Antarctica

Western Antarctica

An article by Diana Lutz of Washington University in St. Louis notes that they have found an expanding rift zone between Eastern Antarctica and Western Antarctica. In other words, the two parts of the continent don't mesh together as a truly solid mass.

Readers of my book will not be surprised that Eastern Antarctica and Western Antarctica (which I treat as two very separate continents) don't fit together well. After all, they merely chanced to run into each other … there is no need to think that their coastlines would fit together well.