Southern Cross Subglacial Highlands

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Southern Cross Subglacial Highlands (71°0′S 147°0′E / 71.000°S 147.000°E / -71.000; 147.000Coordinates: 71°0′S 147°0′E / 71.000°S 147.000°E / -71.000; 147.000) is a group of subglacial highlands located east of Webb Subglacial Trench in the north end of Wilkes Subglacial Basin. The feature was delineated by the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)-National Science Foundation (NSF)-Technical University of Denmark (TUD) airborne radio echo sounding program, 1967–79, and was named after the Southern Cross, the expedition ship of British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900, led by Carsten Borchgrevink.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Southern Cross Subglacial Highlands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).