Coulman Island

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coulman Island
Coulman Island.jpg
Coulman Island is located in Antarctica
Coulman Island
Coulman Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates73°29′S 169°45′E / 73.483°S 169.750°E / -73.483; 169.750Coordinates: 73°29′S 169°45′E / 73.483°S 169.750°E / -73.483; 169.750
Length33.3 km (20.69 mi)
Width14.8 km (9.2 mi)
Highest elevation1,998 m (6,555 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Coulman Island is an ice-covered island, composed of several connected shield volcanos in the Ross Sea off Antarctica. It is 33.3 kilometres (18 nmi) long and 14.8 kilometres (8 nmi) and is located 17 kilometres (9 nmi) SE of Cape Jones, Victoria Land. The Coulman caldera, 4.8 kilometres (3 mi) wide and 701 metres (2,300 ft) deep, can be found on the south end of the island. Emperor penguins inhabit this island. Coulman Island lies within the boundaries of Ross Dependency, which is claimed by New Zealand; a claim unrecognised by most other states. It was discovered in 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross who named it for his father-in-law, Thomas Coulman.[1] A notable landmark of this island is Cape Anne, the south-easternmost point of the island, so named by Sir James Clark Ross for his wife. Cape Wadworth is the northernmost point of the island.

The island has an elevation of 1,998 metres (6,555 ft).

Map showing Coulman Island

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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