George V Coast

George V Coast (68°30′S 148°0′E / 68.500°S 148.000°E / -68.500; 148.000Coordinates: 68°30′S 148°0′E / 68.500°S 148.000°E / -68.500; 148.000) is that portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Point Alden, at 148°2′E, and Cape Hudson, at 153°45′E.

Portions of this coast were sighted by the US Exploring Expedition in 1840.[1] It was explored by members of the Main Base party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson who named this feature for King George V of the United Kingdom.[2]

The segment of land between these lines of longitude is referred to as George V Land. Mertz Glacier is located in this area.

Further readingEdit

• Cantero ÁLP, Marzal MF, Benthic hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from off George V Coast (East Antarctica), Zootaxa, 26 Jun 2018, 4441(1):121-136 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4441.1.7
• G. D. Williams, S. Aoki, S. S. Jacobs, S. R. Rintoul, T. Tamura, N. L. Bindoff, Antarctic Bottom Water from the Adélie and George V Land coast, East Antarctica (140–149°E), JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, C04027
• Frezzotti, M., Cimbelli, A., & Ferrigno, J. (1998), Ice-front change and iceberg behaviour along Oates and George V Coasts, Antarctica, 1912-96, Annals of Glaciology, 27, 643-650. doi:10.3189/1998AoG27-1-643-650

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States Exploring Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 157. ISBN 0520025571.
  2. ^ "George V Coast". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-22.

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