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Algal Lake

Algal Lake is a small, roughly circular meltwater lake about midway between Skua Lake and Island Lake on Cape Evans, Ross Island, Antarctica. It was named by United States Antarctic Research Program biologists David T. Mason, Charles R. Goldman a ...

                                               

Allen Rocks

The Allen Rocks are a small but distinctive group of rocks 2.2 nautical miles east-northeast of Slattery Peak in the Kyle Hills, Ross Island. The feature includes a central nunatak that in outline resembles the letter A. A low ridge encloses the ...

                                               

Cape Armitage

Cape Armitage is a cape forming the south end of Hut Point Peninsula and the southernmost point on Ross Island. Discovered by the Discovery expedition, 1901–04, under Scott, and named by him for Lieutenant Albert B. Armitage, second in command an ...

                                               

Barker Peak

Barker Peak is a peak 3.6 nautical miles west-northwest of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The feature rises to about 2.200 metres and is the western of two peaks near the south end of the Giggenbach Ridge. It was named in 2000 by the New Zealand Ge ...

                                               

Cape Barne

Cape Barne is a steep, rocky bluff rising to 120 m between Cape Royds and Cape Evans on the west side of Ross Island. Discovered by the Discovery expedition, 1901–04, under Robert F. Scott, and named by him for Lieutenant Michael Barne, Royal Nav ...

                                               

Beeby Peak

Beeby Peak is a peak 2.4 nautical miles east-northeast of the summit of Mount Bird in northwest Ross Island, that rises to about 1.400 metres. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 2000 after Chris Beeby.

                                               

Bird Saddle

Bird Saddle is one of three prominent snow saddles on Ross Island, this one at about 800 metres between Mount Bird and Mount Erebus. It was named in association with Mount Bird, which rises to 1.800 metres to the north of this saddle.

                                               

Cape Bird

Cape Bird is a cape which marks the north extremity of Ross Island in Antarctica. It was discovered in 1841 by a British expedition under James Clark Ross, and named by him after Lieutenant Edward J. Bird of the ship HMS Erebus.

                                               

Mount Bird

Mount Bird is a 1.765 m high shield volcano standing about 7 miles south of Cape Bird, the northern extremity of Ross Island. It was mapped by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott, and apparently named by ...

                                               

Black Knob

Black Knob is a descriptive name for a big black rock outcrop 0.2 nautical miles west of Twin Crater on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. It is located north of McMurdo Station. The name has been used in reports and maps since at least 1971.

                                               

Blacksand Beach

Blacksand Beach is a beach formed of black volcanic sand at Cape Royds, Ross Island, about 0.5 nautical miles northward of Flagstaff Point. The descriptive name was given by members of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, who found the beac ...

                                               

Boulder Cones

The Boulder Cones are volcanic cones 0.9 nautical miles southwest of Castle Rock on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. The name, which is descriptive, was given by Frank Debenham of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, who made a plane table ...

                                               

Caldwell Peak

Caldwell Peak is a peak 2 nautical miles north of Mount Terra Nova on Ross Island. The feature rises to about 1.300 metres, 1 nautical mile south of Oamaru Peak. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, it was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic ...

                                               

Camp Slope

Camp Slope is a concave slope at about 3.650 metres just south of Crystal Slope on the west side of the summit cone of Mount Erebus, Ross Island. The feature is the site of a slump which has occurred off the crater rim. It is also a former camp s ...

                                               

Cashman Crags

The Cashman Crags are two rock summits at about 1.500 metres on the west slope of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. The feature is 0.6 nautical miles southwest of Hoopers Shoulder. It was, at the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, named by the Advisor ...

                                               

Caughley Beach

Caughley Beach is the northernmost beach on the ice-free coast south-west of Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica. It was mapped by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59, and named for Graeme Caughley, biologist with the p ...

                                               

Centipede Nunatak

Centipede Nunatak is a narrow nunatak that is 0.3 nautical miles long, located 0.8 nautical miles north-northwest of Ford Rock in central Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. The name is allusive; snow that cuts across parts of the nunatak gives it ...

                                               

Chuan Peak

Chuan Peak is a peak, about 2.200 metres high, located 1 nautical mile northeast of Barker Peak in the southern part of the Giggenbach Ridge, Ross Island. It was named, at the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names ...

                                               

Mount Cis

Mount Cis is a hill, 184 metres high, located 1.1 nautical miles northeast of Cape Barne in western Ross Island. It was named by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, at the suggestion of geologist Raymond Priestley, after one of the expedit ...

                                               

Coast Lake

Coast Lake is a small lake at Cape Royds, Ross Island in the Antarctic region, lying close to the coastline, about 0.75 nautical miles north of Flagstaff Point. It was named by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, because of its position. T ...

                                               

Coleman Peak

Coleman Peak is a peak rising to about 1.600 metres on the northeast slope of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, 3.6 nautical miles east of the summit of Fang Ridge. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board after Father John Coleman, a New Zealan ...

                                               

Cone Hill

Cone Hill is a hill 2 nautical miles northeast of Castle Rock on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. The descriptive name Cone Hill I was used by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13 under Robert Falcon Scott, but the form Cone Hill has come i ...

                                               

Conical Hill, Antarctica

Conical Hill is a small but distinctive rock hill, 655 metres high, on the southern slopes of Mount Terror, above Cape MacKay, on Ross Island. It was given this descriptive name by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Robert Falcon Scott.

                                               

Coughran Peak

Coughran Peak is a peak rising to about 1.700 metres at the eastern end of Guardrail Ridge in the Kyle Hills, Ross Island. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2000 after William A. Coughran, a long-term United States Anta ...

                                               

Crystal Slope

Crystal Slope is a western slope at about 3.700 metres between Camp Slope and Robot Gully, leading down from the summit crater rim of Mount Erebus, Ross Island. It was so named because the slope includes a talus of large anorthoclase feldspar cry ...

                                               

Danger Slopes

Danger Slopes is an ice slope just south of Knob Point on the west side of Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. The initial slope is very steep and it terminates west in a sheer drop to Erebus Bay. It was so named by the British National Antarctic E ...

                                               

Descent Cliff

Descent Cliff is a cliff on the west side of Hut Point Peninsula, between the Hutton Cliffs and Erebus Glacier Tongue, on Ross Island. It was charted and so named by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Robert Falcon Scott, because it ...

                                               

Detrick Peak

Detrick Peak is a sharp peak, about 700 metres high, standing 1 nautical mile east-southeast of Lutz Hill in the Kyle Hills, Ross Island. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Daniel L. Detrick, a physicist and engineer ...

                                               

Dibble Peak

Dibble Peak is a peak 2.3 nautical miles southwest of Post Office Hill in the Kyle Hills of Ross Island. The peak rises to about 1.100 metres and marks the highest and southwestern-most point of Warren Ridge. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, it wa ...

                                               

Dufek Head

Dufek Head is an ice-covered headland 4.4 nautical miles northeast of Tyree Head in southern Ross Island. The headland rises to 620 metres at the east side of the terminus of Aurora Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Nam ...

                                               

Eastwind Glacier

Eastwind Glacier is a glacier that drains part of the southern slopes of Mount Terror in southeast Ross Island. It flows southwest and coalesces with the eastern margin of Terror Glacier where the two glaciers enter Fog Bay. In association with t ...

                                               

Erebus Bay

Erebus Bay is a bay about 24 kilometres wide between Cape Evans and Hut Point Peninsula, on the west side of Ross Island. The bay was explored by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott. It was named by Scott ...

                                               

Esser Bluff

Esser Bluff is a rock bluff rising to about 600 metres on the southeast margin of Turks Head Ridge, Ross Island. The bluff is 1.1 nautical miles east-northeast of Grazyna Bluff. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, it was named by the Advisory Committ ...

                                               

Fang Glacier

Fang Glacier is a glacier on the west side of Fang Ridge, separating the old and new craters of Mount Erebus on Ross Island. It was charted by Frank Debenham of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, and named by him in association with Fang ...

                                               

Fang Ridge

Fang Ridge is a conspicuous ridge on the northeast slope of Mount Erebus, on Ross Island. It is a much denuded portion of the original caldera rim left by a catastrophic eruption. It was so named, probably for its curved shape, by Frank Debenham ...

                                               

The Fang

The Fang is a distinctive toothlike peak, 3.159 metres high, which forms the highest point of Fang Ridge on Mount Erebus, Ross Island. It was descriptively named by Frank Debenham of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, who made a plane tab ...

                                               

Fitzgerald Hill

Fitzgerald Hill is a hill, 230 metres high, standing west of Mount Bird between Fitzgerald Stream and Shell Glacier on Ross Island. It was mapped by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59, and named by the New Zealand Ant ...

                                               

Fitzgerald Stream

Fitzgerald Stream is a stream between Fitzgerald Hill and Inclusion Hill on the lower ice-free west slopes of Mount Bird, Ross Island, flowing to McMurdo Sound across McDonald Beach. It was explored by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic ...

                                               

Flagstaff Point

Flagstaff Point is a point forming the south end of the Cape Royds headland on the west side of Ross Island. It was charted and named by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, under Ernest Shackleton, which established its winter headquarters ...

                                               

Fog Bay, Antarctica

Fog Bay is a small bay immediately west-north-west of Terror Point in Windless Bight, on the south side of Ross Island, Antarctica. It was so named in July 1911 by the winter journey party, led by Edward Adrian Wilson of the British Antarctic Exp ...

                                               

Ford Rock

Ford Rock is a prominent rock which lies 1 nautical mile northeast of Cone Hill on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, Antarctica. Cone Hill and this rock were designated "Cone Hill I" and "Cone Hill II," respectively, by the British Antarctic Expe ...

                                               

Fortress Rocks

The Fortress Rocks are a cluster of low rock summits 0.5 nautical miles north of the summit of Observation Hill on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. The descriptive name was given by members of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Rob ...

                                               

Gamble Cone

Gamble Cone is a cone 0.6 nautical miles south-southeast of Post Office Hill in the Kyle Hills of Ross Island. The feature rises to about 400 metres. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, it was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after ...

                                               

Giggenbach Ridge

Giggenbach Ridge is a north-south chain of summits, 5 nautical miles long, located to the west and northwest of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The ridge rises to c.2400 m west of Mount Terror, but descends to 1320 m at the north end.

                                               

Glacier Ridge

Glacier Ridge is a broad north–south ridge, 4.5 nautical miles long and 0.8 nautical miles wide, on the southern slopes of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. Completely ice-covered, the ridge descends from about 2.200 metres to 600 metres, te ...

                                               

Grazyna Bluff

Grazyna Bluff is a rock bluff rising to about 600 metres in the south part of Turks Head Ridge, Ross Island. The bluff is 1.5 nautical miles north-northeast of Turks Head. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle it was named by the Advisory Committee on A ...

                                               

Guardrail Ridge

Guardrail Ridge is a ridge 2 nautical miles long located 2 nautical miles west-southwest of The Tooth in the Kyle Hills of Ross Island, Antarctica. The ridge rises to 2.200 metres at Sherve Peak. The name, given by the Advisory Committee on Antar ...

                                               

Harrison Bluff

Harrison Bluff is a pale-colored trachyte headland forming the seaward termination of Trachyte Hill and marking the southern end of McDonald Beach on the western side of Mount Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica. Many skuas nest on the bluff. A survey ...

                                               

Harrison Stream

Harrison Stream is a small stream flowing west between Trachyte Hill and Cinder Hill to the north end of Romanes Beach on Ross Island, Antarctica. It was mapped by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59, and named by the ...

                                               

Helo Cliffs

The Helo Cliffs are a set of cliffs at about 3.525 metres on the north rim of the summit caldera of Mount Erebus, on Ross Island, Antarctica. The name derives from a nearby U.S. Coast Guard HH-52A helicopter which crashed on the east slope of Mou ...