Some of the greatest uncertainties in our understanding of Cenozoic global tectonics and climate can be traced back to our relatively meager knowledge about Antarctica’s continental lithosphere and its overlying continental glaciers (Steinberger et al., 2004; Raymo and Huybers, 2008). A trove of information about past tectonism and the behavior of the continental ice sheets lies buried along the submarine continental margins of Antarctica. Searching for and recovering this information presents a unique and significant suite of logistical challenges that have precluded extensive drilling on the continent. However, over the last few decades there have been several...

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