Victoria Land


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Victoria Land

A mountainous region of Antarctica bounded by Ross Sea and Wilkes Land. It was discovered by Sir James Clark Ross during his 1839-1843 expedition.

Victoria Land

n
(Placename) a section of Antarctica, largely in the Ross Dependency on the Ross Sea

Victo′ria Land`


n.
a region in Antarctica, bordering on the Ross Sea, mainly in Ross Dependency.
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Noun1.Victoria Land - a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes LandVictoria Land - a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land
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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Palin explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the dashing James Clark Ross and the troubled John Franklin, and he vividly recounts the experiences of the men who first stepped ashore on Antarctica's Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to reach them.
Their topics include probing crustal thickness evolution and geodynamic processes in the past from magma records: an integrated approach, the exhumation of Western Alboran peridotites in an Oligocene-Miocene oblique continental rift system, crust-mantle boundary in eastern North America from the (oldest) craton to the (youngest) rift, the role of percolating melts in Antarctic subcontinental lithosphere mantle: new insights from Handler Ridge mantle xenoliths in northern Victoria Land, and detrital zircon evidence for eclogite formation by basal subduction erosion: an example from the Yukon-Tanana composite arc in the Canadian Cordillera.
During the mission, researchers will conduct the final survey for the country's fifth Antarctic station site at Victoria Land on the Ross Sea, mapping the site and assessing the ecological and environmental impacts, according to the team's deputy chief Sun Bo.
Weihaupt, a geologist and geophysicist, was a member of the Victoria Land Traverse team, which traveled by Sno-Cat from Scott Base south across the Ross Ice Shelf and up the Skelton Glacier through the Transantarctic Mountains into Victoria Land (Weihaupt et al, 2012).
The new species was collected among moss growing on gravel during a 2011 survey of tardigrades along the coast of Victoria Land, which borders the Ross Sea.
In a 2011 survey of tardigrades, these moss piglets were collected among moss growing on gravel along the coast of Victoria Land, which borders the Ross Sea.
These rocks are part of the Granite Harbour Intrusives (lower Cambrian to Ordovician) that extend to Victoria Land as part of the Ross magmatic arc.
More interestingly, from the southern half of Australia, New Zealand and Victoria Land (Antarctica), the moon will occult (hide) Saturn on Wednesday evening.
Impossible journey; the story of the Victoria Land Traverse 1959-1960, Antarctica.
Skotnicki ML Selkirk PM Broady P et al (2001) Dispersal of the moss Campylopus pyriformis on geothermal ground near the summits of Mount Erubus and Mount Melbourne, Victoria Land, Antarctica.
1 flight flew south from Melbourne over Tasmania and Macquarie Island to the magnetic south pole, the French base of Dumont d'Urville, Commonwealth Bay, where Don and Margie lived in their 2 meter by 3 meter hut, and the stunning glaciers, mountains and crevasses of Victoria Land.

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