Kroner Lake

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Kroner Lake is a circular lake 370 m (1,210 ft) in diameter, lying immediately west of Whalers Bay, on Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name "Tokroningen", meaning the two kroner piece, was given by whalers during the period 1905–31. The original name was altered to Kroner Lake in 1950 by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee following a survey of Deception Island by Lieutenant Commander D.N. Penfold, Royal Navy, in 1948–49.[1]

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The lake forms part of an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 140), comprising several separate sites on Deception Island, and designated as such primarily for its botanic and ecological values.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kroner Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 140: Measure 3, Appendix 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Kroner Lake" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 62°59′S 60°35′W / 62.983°S 60.583°W / -62.983; -60.583