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Minna Bluff

Minna Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Minna Bluff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 113925

Feature type: Bluff (2f)


This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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A long, narrow bold peninsula 49km long from Minna Saddle in the west to the end of Minna Hook to the east and up to 7.7km wide, projecting southeast from Mount Discovery into the northwest portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. Like Brown Island, it is connected with Mount Discovery only by a low isthmus, but itself rises in many peaks over 900m high, with a highest point of c.1081m at Minna Hook. On its northern face it is very free from snow, but its southern side, which receives the full force of all the southerly weather and the pressure of the Ross Ice Shelf, is ice-covered except where the cliffs are too steep to hold the snow.

Named For

Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (Discovery Expedition, BrNAE), 1901-04, in September 1902. Originally called The Bluff, but altered before 1904 to Minna Bluff. Named after Minna (née Chichester), wife of Sir Clement Markham, the "father" of the expedition. Lady Markham befriended all the Officers of the Discovery.


78° 31' 00.0" S
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166° 25' 00.0" E
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652 m
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Location Method:
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Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
REMA 8m tile 18_33 release 1.1
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Polar Geospatial Center
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