Victoria Land

Victoria Land
a region in Antarctica, bordering on the Ross Sea, mainly in Ross Dependency.

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      physical region in eastern Antarctica, bounded by the Ross Sea (east) and Wilkes Land (west) and lying north of the Ross Ice Shelf. It was discovered in 1841 by a British expedition led by Sir James Clark Ross, and it was named for Queen Victoria. It consists largely of snow-covered mountains, with heights up to 13,668 feet (4,166 metres) and a network of outlet glaciers draining the adjacent East Antarctic ice sheet. Major ecological and paleoclimate studies have been made in the dry valleys of Victoria Land east of McMurdo Sound.

      The United States and New Zealand operate research stations there. More than 300 meteorites (meteorite) preserved in Antarctic ice were located in 1979 in the Allan Hills and Darwin Glacier areas of Victoria Land.

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  • Victoria Land — mainland region of Antarctica, along the Ross Sea: part of the Ross Dependency …   English World dictionary

  • Victoria Land — Victo′ria Land n. geg a region in Antarctica, bordering on the Ross Sea, mainly in Ross Dependency …   From formal English to slang

  • Victoria Land — /vɪkˈtɔriə lænd/ (say vik tawreeuh land) noun a region in Antarctica, bordering on the Ross Sea; largely in Ross Dependency …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Victoria Land — noun a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region • Part Holonyms: ↑Antarctica, ↑Antarctic continent * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Victoria Land — geographical name region E Antarctica S of New Zealand on W shore of Ross Sea & Ross Ice Shelf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mount McCarthy (Victoria Land) — Mount McCarthy is a peak, 2,865 m, standing 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) northwest of Schofield Peak, in the Barker Range, Victoria Land. Named by the NZFMCAE, 1962–63, after Mortimer McCarthy, a member of the crew of the Terra Nova of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Chapman Glacier (Victoria Land) — Chapman Glacier (70°43′S 166°24′E / 70.717°S 166.4°E / 70.717; 166.4) is a glacier at the head of Yule Bay in northern Victoria Land. It was name …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Larsen (Victoria Land) — Mount Larsen (74°51′S 162°12′E / 74.85°S 162.2°E / 74.85; 162.2) is a mountain, 1,560 m, presenting sheer granite cliffs on the north side standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) southwest of Hansen Nun …   Wikipedia

  • Mount McLennan (Victoria Land) — Mount McLennan is a prominent mountain rising over 1,600 m at the north side of Taylor Valley, surmounting the area at the heads of Canada, Commonwealth, and Loftus Glaciers, in Victoria Land. Named by C.S. Wright of the British Antarctic… …   Wikipedia

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