Lake Hoare

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Lake Hoare
Location Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 77°38′S 162°52′E / 77.633°S 162.867°E / -77.633; 162.867Coordinates: 77°38′S 162°52′E / 77.633°S 162.867°E / -77.633; 162.867
Type Endorheic
Primary inflows Andersen Creek,
overflow from Lake Chad
Primary outflows none
Basin countries (Antarctica)
Max. length 4.2 km (2.6 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 1.94 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Average depth 9 m (30 ft)
Max. depth 34 m (112 ft)
Water volume 17,500,000 m3 (620,000,000 cu ft)
Surface elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Islands a few

Lake Hoare is a lake about 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) long between Lake Chad and Canada Glacier in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Its surface area measures 1.94 square kilometres (0.75 sq mi).[1] The lake was named by the 8th Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE), 1963–64, for physicist Ray A. Hoare, a member of the VUWAE that examined lakes in Taylor, Wright, and Victoria Valleys.[2]

Lake Hoare is dammed by the tongue of Canada Glacier, otherwise it would drain into Lake Fryxell, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northeast across the glacier tongue. Lake Chad, only 5 metres (5.5 yd) southeast of Lake Hoare, sometimes overflows into Lake Hoare.


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