Lazarev Ice Shelf

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Coordinates: 69°37′S 14°45′E / 69.617°S 14.750°E / -69.617; 14.750 The Lazarev Ice Shelf is that part of the ice shelf fringing the Princess Astrid Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, that lies between Leningradskiy Island and Verblyud Island. It is part of the western Riiser-Larsen Sea and is about 50 nautical miles (90 km) long. The ice shelf was first photographed from the air and mapped by the Third German Antarctic Expedition, 1938–39. It was explored and mapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1959, and named for Lieutenant (later Admiral) Mikhail P. Lazarev, commander of the sloop Mirnyy.[1]

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