Basalt Lake

Basalt Lake is a small freshwater lake surrounded by three basalt outcrops with ‘organ-pipe’ formations in their rocks, situated in the central part of the ice-free Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. and draining through a 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) stream southwards into Bransfield Strait.

Basalt Lake
Location of lake in the South Shetland Islands
Location of lake in the South Shetland Islands
Basalt Lake
LocationLivingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Coordinates62°38′35″S 61°03′33.7″W / 62.64306°S 61.059361°W / -62.64306; -61.059361Coordinates: 62°38′35″S 61°03′33.7″W / 62.64306°S 61.059361°W / -62.64306; -61.059361
Typelake
Location of Byers Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Topographic map of Antarctic Specially Protected Area ASPA 126 Byers Peninsula
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands

The feature is descriptively named from the surrounding rock formations.

LocationEdit

Basalt Lake is centred at 62°38′35″S 61°03′33.7″W / 62.64306°S 61.059361°W / -62.64306; -61.059361 which is 4.07 kilometres (2.53 mi) northeast of Sealer Hill, 1.85 kilometres (1.15 mi) east of Usnea Plug, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east-southeast of Chester Cone, 3.02 kilometres (1.88 mi) west-southwest of Tsamblak Hill and 3.22 kilometres (2.00 mi) west-northwest from Negro Hill (British mapping in 1968, detailed Spanish mapping in 1992, and Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).

MapEdit

  • Península Byers, Isla Livingston. Mapa topográfico a escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1992.
  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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