Enderby Land is a projecting land mass of Antarctica. Its shore extends from Shinnan Glacier at about to William Scoresby Bay at , approximately 1⁄24 of the earth's longitude. It was first documented in western and eastern literature in February 1831 by John Biscoe aboard the whaling brig Tula, and named after the Enderby Brothers of London, the ship's owners who encouraged their captains to combine exploration with sealing.
Coasts and mountain ranges [ edit ]
Coastal features include Amundsen Bay, Casey Bay and Cape Monakov. Mountain ranges or sub-ranges being crests above pack ice (escarpments), are the Scott Mountains, the Tula Mountains, and the Napier Mountains. The highest peak is Mount Elkins at 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) Above Ordnance Datum (conventional sea level).
Nation state claims [ edit ]
Subject to the constraints of the Antarctic Treaty System, the longest-held nation-state claimant rights in the territory is Australia, being a large part of its claimed Australian Antarctic Territory up to various high latitudes towards the South Pole.
See also [ edit ]
- Church Nunataks
- Geology of Enderby Land
- Mawson Station
- History of Antarctica
- List of Antarctic expeditions
References [ edit ]
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- Australian Antarctic Gazetteer
- United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
- Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
- PDF Map of the Australian Antarctic Territory
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