Ritscher Upland

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Coordinates: 73°0′S 9°0′W / 73.000°S 9.000°W / -73.000; -9.000 Ritscher Upland (German: Ritscherhochland) is a large ice-covered upland of western Queen Maud Land, bounded by Kraul Mountains and Heimefront Range to the west and southwest, and by Borg Massif and Kirwan Escarpment to the east. It was discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), and named for Capt. Alfred Ritscher, leader of the expedition. It was remapped from air photos taken by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949–1952), led by John Schjelderup Giæver.[1]


  1. ^ USGS Geographic Names Information System: USGS GNIS: Ritscher Upland

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