Wilkes Land


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Wilkes Land

A coastal region of Antarctica south of Australia. Most of the area has been included in Australia's Antarctic claims since 1936.

Wilkes Land

n
(Placename) a region in Antarctica south of Australia, on the Indian Ocean

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n.
a coastal region of Antarctica, S of Australia.
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Noun1.Wilkes Land - a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean to the south of Australia; most of the territory is claimed by Australia
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
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The enhanced knowledge of subglacial geology that will derive from our analyses of the Recovery Frontier and Wilkes Land will facilitate new assessments of the influence of geological boundary conditions on the dynamics and the stability of these potentially more vulnerable marine-based parts of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The spectacle will be visible in French Southern and Antarctic Islands, Wilkes Land (Antarctica) and Australia, it added.
Now, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has literally got to the bottom of what the Eocene Antarctic was like, dropping a drilling rig through 4km of water off Wilkes Land on Antarctica's eastern coast.
In 1912, the shore he sighted was named Wilkes Land.
In addition to surveying 1,300 kilometres of coastline in the Pacific Northwest, the US Ex Ex was the first to chart a significant portion of the Antarctic coast, which was subsequently named Wilkes Land in honour of the expedition's commander, Charles Wilkes.