Cape Selborne ( Coordinates: ) is a high snow-covered cape at the south side of Barne Inlet, the terminus of Byrd Glacier at the west side of the Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered by the Discovery expedition (1901–04) and named for William Waldegrave Palmer Selborne, Second Earl of Selborne, who entered the Cabinet as First Lord of the Admiralty in 1900. Cape Selborne marks the boundary between the Shackleton Coast to the south and the Hillary Coast to the north.
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Barne Inlet is a reentrant about 17 nautical miles (30 km) wide occupied by the lower part of Byrd Glacier, lying between Cape Kerr and Cape Selborne on the west side of the Ross Ice Shelf. It was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04) and named for Lieutenant Michael Barne, Royal Navy, a member of the expedition, who with Sub-Lieutenant George Mulock mapped the coastline this far south in 1903.
The Byrd Glacier is a major glacier in Antarctica, about 136 km long and 24 km wide, draining an extensive area of the polar plateau and flowing eastward between the Britannia Range and Churchill Mountains to discharge into the Ross Ice Shelf at Barne Inlet. Its valley below the glacier is the lowest point not to covered by water on Earth which reaches 2,780 m below sea level. It was named by the NZ-APC after Rear Admiral Byrd, US Navy, American Antarctic explorer.
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Ebbe Glacier is a tributary glacier about 60 nautical miles long, draining northwest from the Homerun Range and the Robinson Heights, and then west-northwest between the Everett Range and the Anare Mountains into Lillie Glacier, Victoria Land, Antarctica. This feature saddles with Tucker Glacier, the latter draining southeast to the Ross Sea. The glacier lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare. Robertson Glacier is a tributary glacier to Ebbe Glacier.
Queen Mary Land or the Queen Mary Coast is the portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Cape Filchner, in 91° 54' E, and Cape Hordern, at 100° 30' E. It is claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was discovered in February 1912 by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) under the leadership of Douglas Mawson, who named it for Mary of Teck, queen consort of George V.
Shackleton Coast is that portion of the coast along the west side of the Ross Ice Shelf between Cape Selborne and Airdrop Peak at the east side of Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1961 after Sir Ernest Shackleton. He accompanied Scott on the southern journey during the Discovery expedition (1901–04) and subsequently led three Antarctic expeditions. On the British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09), Shackleton discovered the area beyond Shackleton Inlet to the Beardmore Glacier, and was the first to find a practicable route to the South Pole. Lack of food stopped him 97 miles (180 km) from his goal.
Astakhov Glacier is the glacier next south of Chugunov Glacier in the Explorers Range, Bowers Mountains. It flows northeast from Mount Hager and enters Ob' Bay just west of Platypus Ridge, the glacier is situated in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Petr Astakhov, Soviet exchange scientist at the U.S. South Pole Station in 1967. The glacier lies on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
The Apocalypse Peaks are a group of peaks with a highest point of 2,360 metres (7,740 ft), standing east of Willett Range and between Barwick Valley and Balham Valley, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The peaks were so named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) (1958–59) because the peaks are cut by talus slopes which gives them the appearance of the "Riders of the Apocalypse." The peaks lie on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Barber Glacier is a glacier rising just east of Mount Bruce in the Bowers Mountains and flowing north to the coast between Stuhlinger Ice Piedmont and Rosenau Head, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The glacier was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Captain Don W. Barber, CE, USA, construction and equipment officer, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1967 and 1968. The glacier lies on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Borradaile Island is one of the Balleny Islands. It was the site of the first landing south of the Antarctic Circle, and features the "remarkable pinnacle" called Beale Pinnacle, near Cape Beale on its south-eastern coast, and Cape Scoresby on its north-western coast.
The Brawn Rocks are prominent isolated rocks extending over 3 nautical miles (6 km), lying 12 nautical miles (22 km) southwest of the Sequence Hills in Victoria Land, Antarctica. They were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for James E. Brawn, an aviation machinist's mate with U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 at McMurdo Station, 1966. These large rock formations lie situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
The Chan Rocks are a group of rocks along an ice bluff situated 5 nautical miles (9 km) southeast of Miller Butte in the Outback Nunataks, Victoria Land, Antarctica. They were first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–64, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lian Chan, engaged in laboratory management, McMurdo Station winter party, 1968. The geographical feature lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Cape Cornely is a cape on the coast of Victoria Land 3 nautical miles (6 km) north of Cape Day. The cape is marked by a rock exposure and is situated at the south side of the terminus of Mawson Glacier. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S Navy aerial photographs, 1957–61, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Joseph R. Cornely, U.S. Navy, radioman with the wintering parties at Little America V, South Pole Station, and McMurdo Station in three years, 1958, 1961 and 1963.
Couzens Bay is an ice-filled bay about 10 nautical miles (20 km) long, entered between Senia Point and Cape Goldschmidt on the western side of the Ross Ice Shelf. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1960–61) for Lieutenant Thomas Couzens, Royal New Zealand Air Force, who lost his life in a crevasse accident near Cape Selborne on November 19, 1959.
Doescher Nunatak is a somewhat isolated nunatak situated 13 nautical miles (24 km) north of Mount Weihaupt in the Outback Nunataks, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Roger L. Doescher, a former glaciologist who worked at the infamous McMurdo Station, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, during 1967–68. The Nunatak lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Perrier Bay is a bay 6 nautical miles (11 km) wide indenting the northwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica between Obitel Peninsula and Goten Peninsula. It is entered north of Giard Point and south of Quinton Point. Masteyra Island is lying in the north part of the bay, and Trebishte Island and Vromos Island in its south part.
Graveson Glacier is a broad north-flowing tributary to the Lillie Glacier, draining that portion of the Bowers Mountains between the Posey Range and the southern part of Explorers Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The geographical feature is fed by several lesser tributaries and enters Lillie Glacier via Flensing Icefall. The glacier was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, for F. Graveson, a mining engineer who wintered at Scott Base in 1963 and was field assistant on this expedition. The glacier lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Mount Heg is a massive ice-covered mountain forming the south end of a promontory on the west side of Malta Plateau in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It is bounded on the west, south, and east sides by Seafarer Glacier, Mariner Glacier and Potts Glacier. The mountain first appeared in 1960 on the New Zealand map compiled from U.S. Navy aerial photographs. It was so named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1972 for James E. Heg, Chief of the Polar Planning and Coordination Staff in the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation. This topographical feature lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Mount Madison is a prominent, largely ice-covered mountain in Antarctica, rising to 1,385 metres (4,540 ft) 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of Cape Selborne, on the south side of Byrd Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander Douglas W. Madison, aide to the Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force Antarctica, 1961–62, and Public Information Officer, 1963–64.
Senia Point is an ice-covered point 9 nautical miles (17 km) south of Cape Selborne, marking the north side of the entrance to Couzens Bay on the west side of Ross Ice Shelf. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for B. Senia, master of the cargo vessels USNS Mizar during Operation Deepfreeze 1962 and USNS Mirfak during Operation Deepfreeze 1963.
Skidoo Nunatak is a nunatak rising to 935 m, 1.3 nautical miles (2.4 km) south-southeast of Nodwell Peaks on Nordenskjold Coast, Graham Land. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) following geological work by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1978–79, and in association with the names of pioneers of overland mechanical transport grouped in this area. Named after the Bombardier Ski-doo snowmobile used extensively by BAS since 1976.
Vesthovde Headland is an icy headland, marked by several rock exposures, which forms the western elevated portion of Botnneset Peninsula on the south side of Lutzow-Holm Bay. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Vesthovde, meaning "west knoll."