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Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost historically active volcano on Earth. With a summit elevation of 3,794 metres (12,448 ft),
Bransfield Strait (63°0′S 59°0′W) is a body of water about 60 miles wide extending for 200 miles in a general northeast-southwest direction between the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. It was named in about 1825 by James Weddell, Master, RN, for Edward Bransfield, Master, RN, who charted the South Shetland Islands in 1820. It is called Mar de la Flota by Argentina. The undersea trough through the strait is known as Bransfield ...View more
Livingston Island (historical Russian name Smolensk, 62°36′S 60°30′W) is an Antarctic island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica lying between Greenwich Island and Snow Islands. This island was known to sealers as early as 1819, and the name Livingston, although of unknown derivation, has been well established in international usage since the 1820s.
Lake Fryxell is a lake 4.5 km (3 mi) long, between Canada Glacier and Commonwealth Glaciers at the lower end of Taylor Valley in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition under Robert Falcon Scott, 1910-13, the lake was visited by Professor T.L. Péwé during USN Operation Deep Freeze, 1957-58, who named it for Dr. Fritiof M. Fryxell, glacial geologist of Augustana College, Illinois.
The station was erected on the Utsteinen Ridge (71°57’S; 023°21’E), situated at the foot of the Sør Rondane Mountains, Dronning Maud Land, 173 km inland from the former Roi Baudouin base (1958-1967) and 55 km from the former Japanese Asuka station (1986-1992). Positioned halfway between the Japanese Syowa station (684 km) and the Russian Novolazarevskaya station (431 km) it fills in a 1072 km unoccupied stretch between these two sta...View more
SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 86 This name originates from United Kingdom, but is also called , Admiralty Bay (Russia), Admiralty Bay (United States of America), Almirantazgo, Bahía (Chile) and Lasserre, bahía (Argentina). It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. S coast of King George Island, between Demay Point and Martins Head, was roughly charted by Powell in 1820-22 and n...View more
SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 13676 This name originates from United States of America, but is also called , Sør-Rondane (Norway) and Sør-Rondane (Russia). It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. Group of mountains about 100 mi long with main peaks rising to 3, 400 m, between the Queen Fabiola Mountains and Wohlthat Mountains in Queen Maud Land. Discovered and photographed from the air b...View more
SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 11521 This name originates from United Kingdom, but is also called , Potter Cove (United States of America), Potter, Caleta (Chile) and Potter, caleta (Argentina). It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. Between Winship Point and Three Brothers Hill, S King George Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers (having been discovered by ...View more