Norsel Iceport

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For the headland, see Norsel Point.

Norsel Iceport (71°01′S 11°00′W / 71.017°S 11.000°W / -71.017; -11.000Coordinates: 71°01′S 11°00′W / 71.017°S 11.000°W / -71.017; -11.000), also known as Norselbukta or Bukhta Nursel, is a small iceport in the front of the Quar Ice Shelf, along the coast of Queen Maud Land.

Discovery and naming[edit]

This feature was named by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE), 1949–52, which used it to moor and unload the expedition ship Norsel. The low ice front permitted easy access onto Quar Ice Shelf, where the NBSAE established Maudheim Station about 1 nautical mile south of the iceport.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

"Norsel Iceport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

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