Ross Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Ross Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An island lying on the E side of McMurdo Sound and extending 43 mi from Cape Bird on the N to Cape Armitage on the S, and a like distance from Cape Royds on the W to Cape Crozier on the east. This island is entirely volcanic, Mount Erebus, 3,795 m, near the center, being an active volcano; and Mount Terror, 3,230 m, about 20 mi eastward, being an extinct volcano. Mount Bird rises to 1,765 m just S of Cape Bird. This area was discovered by Sir James Clark Ross in 1841, but he thought it formed part of the mainland of Victoria Land. Determined to be an island and named by the BrNAE (1901-04) for Sir James Clark Ross.
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