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)
Amundsen Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Amundsen Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bay
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The eastern of two adjacent bays in the western part of Enderby Land which is 44 km wide in the north, narrowing in the south, and with a length of 88 km. The bay was seen as a large pack-filled recession in the coastline by Sir Douglas Mawson on 14 January,1930. Seen by Captain Hj. Riiser-Larsen in charge of a Norwegian expedition during a flight on 15 January, 1930, and subsequently mapped nearer its true position by the Norwegians. An ANARE party led by P.W. Crohn landed by aircraft in 1956. Phillip Law led an ANARE party which landed inside the bay from MV Thala Dan in February, 1958. Named by Mawson after Roald Amundsen.
Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer who was first to reach the South Pole
No images of this place could be found.