Penck Trough

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Penck Trough (German: Penckmulde) is a broad ice-filled valley trending southwest to northeast, for about 100 km (62 mi) between Borg Massif and the northeast part of Kirwan Escarpment, in Queen Maud Land. It was discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for German geographer Albrecht Penck. Maps of the German Antarctic Expedition incorrectly represent this feature with a north-south axis, but it was accurately mapped by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949–1952), led by John Schjelderup Giæver.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Penck Trough" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 73°0′S 2°45′W / 73.000°S 2.750°W / -73.000; -2.750