Glaciers drain the continent's icy interior, home to over 65% of the world's freshwater. At the coast they coalesce into ice shelves, or calve massive icebergs. The world's largest glacer (Lambert) merges into the Amery Ice shelf, while on the other side of the continet the Ross Ice Shelf is the size of France. Their characteristics are closely studied as concerns about global warming and ice melting escalate.
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