Black Island (Ross Archipelago)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other places with the same name, see Black Island (disambiguation).
Black Island
Black Island and Skidoos at Sunset.jpg
Black Island and Skidoos at Sunset
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 78°14′S 166°20′E / 78.233°S 166.333°E / -78.233; 166.333
Archipelago Ross Archipelago
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Black Island (78°14′S 166°20′E / 78.233°S 166.333°E / -78.233; 166.333), in the Ross Archipelago, is immediately west of White Island. It was first named by the Discovery Expedition (1901–04) because of its lack of snow. The island's northernmost point is named Cape Hodgson, commemorating Thomas Vere Hodgson .[1]

The highest point is Mt. Aurora, a principal radio relay point. On the minor peak of Mt. Melania is the principal earth-based ground-station for the US Antarctic Program.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Thomas Vere Hodgson - Biographical notes". Cool Antarctica. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 

External links[edit]