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  • Gerlache Strait

    Gerlache Strait or de Gerlache Strait or Détroit de la Belgica is a channel/strait separating the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula. The Belgian Antarctic Expedition, under Lt. Adrien de Gerlache, explored the strait in January and Feb…

  • Edward L. Atkinson

    Edward Leicester Atkinson DSO AM RN (1881–1929) was a Royal Navy surgeon and Antarctic explorer who was a member of the scientific staff of Captain Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. He was in command of the expedition's base at Cape Evans for …

  • Cámara Base

    Cámara Base (Spanish: Base Cámara or sometimes Estación Cámara) is an Argentine Antarctic base and scientific research station named after Frigate Lieutenant Naval Aviator Juan Ramón Cámara.

  • Carney Island

    Carney Island (73°57′S121°00′W) is an ice-covered island, 110 km (68 mi) long and about 8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi) in area, with all but its North coast lying within the Getz Ice Shelf, Antarctica.

  • Brabant Island

    Brabant Island is the second largest island of the Palmer Archipelago within the British Antarctic Territory, lying between Anvers Island and Liège Island. Brabant Island is 53 km (33 mi) long north-south, 26 km (16 mi) wide, and rises to 2,520 m (8…

  • Admiralty Bay (South Shetland Islands)

    Admiralty Bay or Lasserre Bay is an irregular bay, 8 km (5 mi) wide at its entrance between Demay Point and Martins Head, indenting the southern coast of King George Island for 16 km (10 mi), in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name app…


    ANDRILL (ANtarctic DRILLing Project) is a scientific drilling project in Antarctica gathering information about past periods of global warming and cooling. The project involves scientists from Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States. At t…

  • Young Island

    Young Island (66°17′S162°25′E) is the northernmost and westernmost of the three main islands in the uninhabited Balleny Islands group located in the Southern Ocean.

  • Thiel Mountains

    The Thiel Mountains are an isolated, mainly snow-capped mountain range in Antarctica which are 72 km (45 mi) long. The mountains are located roughly between the Horlick Mountains and the Pensacola Mountains, and extend from Moulton Escarpment on the…

  • The Billboard

    The Billboard (77°4′S145°40′W) is a massive granite monolith in the Sarnoff Mountains of the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica, standing just west of Mount Rea between Arthur Glacier and Boyd Glacier.

  • Stonington Island

    Stonington Island is a rocky island lying 1.8 km (1.1 mi) north-east of Neny Island in the eastern part of Marguerite Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica.

  • Shackleton Ice Shelf

    Shackleton Ice Shelf is an extensive ice shelf fronting the coast of East Antarctica for about 384 km (95E to 105E), projecting seaward about 145 km in the western portion and 64 km in the east. It occupies an area of 33,820 km². It is part of Mawso…

  • Robert Island

    Robert Island or Mitchells Island or Polotsk Island or Roberts Island is an island 11 miles (18 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide, situated between Nelson Island (South Shetland Islands) and Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands. Robert Isl…

  • Queen Alexandra Range

    The Queen Alexandra Range is a major mountain range in East Antarctica, about 160 km (100 mi) long, bordering the entire western side of Beardmore Glacier from the Polar Plateau to the Ross Ice Shelf.

  • Prydz Bay

    Prydz Bay is a deep embayment of Antarctica between the Lars Christensen Coast and Ingrid Christensen Coast. The Lambert Glacier flows from Lambert Graben into the Amery Ice Shelf on the south-west side of Prydz Bay.

  • Princess Astrid Coast

    Princess Astrid Coast is that portion of the coast of Queen Maud Land lying between 5° and 20° E. The entire coast is bordered by ice shelves. Discovered by Capt. H.

  • Mount Herschel

    Mount Herschel is a conspicuous peak standing 2.6 km (1.6 mi) northeast of Mount Peacock and overlooking the terminus of Ironside Glacier from the south, in the Admiralty Mountains, Victoria Land, Antarctica.

  • Mount Discovery

    Mount Discovery is a conspicuous, isolated stratovolcano, lying at the head of McMurdo Sound and east of Koettlitz Glacier, overlooking the NW portion of the Ross Ice Shelf.

  • Marble Point

    Marble Point is a rocky promontory on the coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica, located at 77° 26' S latitude and 163° 50' E longitude. The United States operates a station at the point. The outpost is used as a helicopter refueling station supporting…

  • Maldonado Base

    Maldonado Base, also Pedro Vicente Maldonado Base, is the Ecuadorian Antarctic research base situated at Guayaquil Bay, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica opened in 1990. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers ope…

  • Maher Island

    Maher Island (72°58′S126°22′W) is a small horseshoe-shaped island which has numerous areas of exposed rock, lying 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of the northwest end of Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered a…

  • Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula

    Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula (Bulgarian: Полуостров Йоан Павел II Poluostrov Yoan Pavel II Bulgarian pronunciation: [poluˈɔstrov joˈan ˈpaveɫ fˈtɔri]) is an ice-covered peninsula on the north coast of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, …

  • Humboldt Mountains

    The Humboldt Mountains are a group of mountains immediately west of the Petermann Ranges, forming the westernmost portion of the Wohlthat Mountains in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

  • Gaussberg

    Gaussberg (or Mount Gauss) is an extinct volcanic cone, 370 metres high (1,213 feet), fronting on Davis Sea immediately west of the Posadowsky Glacier in Kaiser Wilhelm II Land in Antarctica.

  • Ford Ranges

    The Ford Ranges (77°0′S144°0′W) is a grouping of mountain ranges standing east of Sulzberger Ice Shelf and Block Bay in the northwest part of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

  • Executive Committee Range

    The Executive Committee Range is a mountain range consisting of five major volcanoes, which trends north-south for 80 km (50 mi) along the 126th meridian west, in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

  • Drygalski Mountains

    The Drygalski Mountains are a group of scattered mountains and nunataks lying between the Filchner Mountains and the Kurze Mountains in the Orvin Mountains of Queen Maud Land. They were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939)…

  • Drygalski Island

    Drygalski Island is an ice-capped island with a dome about 327 m (1,073 ft) high that is 18 kilometres (11 mi) long and rises to 325 m (1,066 ft) in the Davis Sea of the Southern Ocean, about 85 km (53 mi) north of the coast of Queen Mary Land and 4…

  • Danco Island

    Danco Island or Isla Dedo is an island off Antarctica, 1 nautical mile (2 km) long lying in the southern part of Errera Channel, off the west coast of Graham Land.

  • Clarence Island (South Shetland Islands)

    Clarence Island is 21.46 km (13.3 mi) long in south-southwest to north-northeast direction and the easternmost of the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage. Ernest Sh…

  • Charcot Island

    Charcot Island or Charcot Land is an island administered under the Antarctic Treaty System, 56 kilometres (30 nmi) long and 46 kilometres (25 nmi) wide, which is ice covered except for prominent mountains overlooking the north coast. Charcot Island …

  • Budd Coast

    Budd Coast (66°30′S112°0′E), part of Wilkes Land, is that portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between the Hatch Islands, at 109°16'E, and Cape Waldron, at 115°33'E. It was discovered in February 1840 by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (1838–42) …