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In addition, it acts as a barrier to cross-basin transport, so the terrigenous components associated with the South Shetland Islands generally are segregated from the components associated with the Trinity Peninsula. Volcanic material from recent subaerial eruptions is abundant near Deception Island. settings where lowstand fans and lowstand wedges develop when sea level drops below the shelf edge, exposing the shelf and making it unavailable for sediment deposition. Thus,'it is not necessary to drop sea level below the shelf edge to bypass the shelf in the glacial-marine setting; it is only necessary to drop sea level sufficiently to allow ice to ground at the shelf edge.

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