Marie Byrd Land


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Marie Byrd Land

A region of western Antarctica southwest of the Amundsen Sea. It was discovered and claimed for the United States by Richard E. Byrd in 1929.

Marie Byrd Land

(ˈmɑːrɪ ˈbɜːd)
n
1. (Placename) the former name of Byrd Land
2. (Placename) the former name of Byrd Land

Marie′ Byrd′ Land`


n.
a part of Antarctica, SE of the Ross Sea: discovered and explored by Adm. Richard E. Byrd.
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In order to be consistent with observations of basal hydrology in Marie Byrd Land, the upper bound on the plume-derived geothermal heat flux is 150 milliwatts per square meter.
In January 2010 a team of scientists had set up two crossing lines of seismographs across Marie Byrd Land in West Antarctica.
Those areas depicted in blue lie below sea level, including the Bentley Subglacial Trench, a vast chasm in Marie Byrd Land that at its lowest point is more than 2,500 metres below sea level.
He has successfully negotiated some of the most difficult international routes including the north side of Everest, the north face of Kangchenjunga in Eastern Nepal (the world's third highest mountain), Mount Kenya, Mount Aconcaqua in Argentina as well as the Ross Sea and Marie Byrd Land in Antartica.