Britannia Range (Antarctica)

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Coordinates: 80°05′S 158°00′E / 80.083°S 158.000°E / -80.083; 158.000

The Britannia Range is an Antarctic mountain range bounded by the Hatherton and Darwin glaciers on the north and the Byrd Glacier on the south, westward of the Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04) under Scott.

Named after HMS Britannia, a vessel utilized as a naval college in England, which had been attended by several officers of Scott's expedition.


Further reading[edit]

• Carosi, R., F. Giacomini, F. Talarico, and E. Stump, Geology of the Byrd Glacier Discontinuity (Ross Orogen): New survey data from the Britannia Range, Antarctica , U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies; USGS OF-2007-1047, Short Research Paper 030; doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp030
• Edited by M.J. Hambrey, P.F. Barker, P.J. Barrett, V. Bowman, B. Davies, J.L. Smellie, M. Tranter Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes, P 310
• Gunter Faure, Teresa M. Mensing, The Transantarctic Mountains: Rocks, Ice, Meteorites and Water, PP 663, 709

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