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Young volcanic centres of the Bransfield Strait and James Ross Island occur along back-arc extensional structures parallel to the South Shetland island arc. Back-arc extension was caused by slab rollback at the South Shetland Trench during the past 4 myr. The variability of lava compositions along the Bransfield Strait results from varying degrees of mantle depletion and input of a slab component. The mantle underneath the Bransfield Strait is heterogeneous on a scale of approximately tens of kilometres with portions in the mantle wedge not affected by slab fluids. Lavas from James Ross Island east of the Antarctic Peninsula...

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