Byrd Land


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Byrd Land

n
(Placename) a part of Antarctica, east of the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea: claimed for the US by Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1929, though all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959. Former name: Marie Byrd Land
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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.
Right now I'm actually working on a cartoon animation called Byrd Land.
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.