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.


  1. ^ "McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER". Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hoare, Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 

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