Wilkes Land

Wilkes Land
a coastal region of Antarctica, S of Australia.

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      region in Antarctica, bordering the Indian Ocean between Queen Mary and George V coasts (100°–142°20′ E). The region is almost entirely covered by the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS), averaging from 6,000 to 9,500 feet (1,800 to 2,900 metres) above sea level. First sighted (1838–42) by the U.S. naval commander Charles Wilkes, for whom the land is named, it was not explored until the late 1940s. Included in the region are the coasts of Clarie, Banzare, Sabrina, Budd, and Knox, which are all claimed by Australia; and Adélie Coast, which is claimed by France. Australia and France maintain stations along the Wilkes Land coasts. A local ice cap, the Law Dome, is partially attached to the ice sheet and has been heavily studied by Australian glaciologists.

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Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Wilkes Land — is a large district of land in eastern Antarctica, formally claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, though this claim is not legally recognised by the signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, which includes Australia… …   Wikipedia

  • Wilkes Land — Wilkes′ Land n. geg a coastal region of Antarctica, S of Australia …   From formal English to slang

  • Wilkes Land — region of Antarctica, on the Indian Ocean south of Australia …   English World dictionary

  • Wilkes-Land — Die Lage von Wilkesland auf Antarktika Das Wilkesland ist der größte Bereich des Australischen Antarktis Territoriums der östlichen Antarktis. Es grenzt an den Indischen Ozean und liegt zwischen der Queen Mary Küste und dem Adelieland. Es stellt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wilkes Land — Die Lage von Wilkesland auf Antarktika Das Wilkesland ist der größte Bereich des Australischen Antarktis Territoriums der östlichen Antarktis. Es grenzt an den Indischen Ozean und liegt zwischen der Queen Mary Küste und dem Adelieland. Es stellt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wilkes Land — noun a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean to the south of Australia; most of the territory is claimed by Australia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wilkes Land — /ˈwɪlks lænd/ (say wilks land) noun a coastal area of eastern Antarctica …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Wilkes Land — geographical name coast region E Antarctica extending along Indian Ocean S of Australia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wilkes Land —  , Antarctica. (Two words, no apos.) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Wilkes Land — Australian Antarctica …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games


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