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Mac. Robertson Land

Mac. Robertson Land is the portion of Antarctica lying southward of the coast between William Scoresby Bay and Cape Darnley. Mac. Robertson Land is located at . In the east, Mac. Robertson Land includes the Prince Charles Mountains. Mac. Robertson Land was named by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) (1929-1931), under Sir Douglas Mawson, after Sir Macpherson Robertson of Melbourne, a patron of the expedition.[1]

From 1965 onwards, members of the SAE (Soviet Antarctic Expeditions) began undertaking geological fieldwork in the Prince Charles Mountains, eventually establishing a base, Soyuz Station, on the eastern shore of Beaver Lake in the northern Prince Charles Mountains.

Contents

  • Nomenclature 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Nomenclature

Mac.Robertson Land (no space after Mac.)[2] is the official Australian name, but it is known in the United States as Mac. Robertson Land and in Russia as MacRobertson Land.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Antarctic Division. Mac. Robertson Land
  2. ^ Australian Antarctic Division. "Antarctic Gazetteer". Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  3. ^ SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 8833 Mac. Robertson Land

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mac. Robertson Land


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