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)
Vostok Subglacial Lake (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Vostok Subglacial Lake (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Water body (11)
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:
A subglacial lake at the base of the East Antarctica ice sheet near the Pole of Inaccessability. The lake is estimated to be of 140 by 30 mi extent and of 500 m depth in the deepest S portion. Seismic soundings and echo soundings indicate the lake is 2.3 to 2.6 mi beneath the ice surface at various points of its length. The name derives from the Russian Vostok research station located above the S part of the lake.
No images of this place could be found.