Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
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 New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An island lying on the eastern side of McMurdo Sound and extending for about 43 miles from Cape Bird on the north to Cape Armitage on the south, and about 45 miles from Cape Royds on the west to Cape Crozier on the east. This island is entriely volcanic, Mt Erebus, 4070m high, near the centre, being an active volcano; and Mt Terror, about 20 miles eastward, being an extinct volcano, 3300m high. Mt Bird rises to a height of 1720m about 7 miles southward of Cape Bird. This area was first discovered by Ross in 1841, but he thought it formed part of the mainland of Victoria Land. First discovered to be an island and named by the NAE, 1901-04, in 1902, for Sir James Clark Ross.
No images of this place could be found.