Stinear Lake

Stinear Lake (68°34′S 78°8′E / 68.567°S 78.133°E / -68.567; 78.133) is a salt-water glacial lake, 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) long and 0.25 nautical miles (0.46 km; 0.29 mi) wide, lying immediately east of Dingle Lake on Breidnes Peninsula, Vestfold Hills of Princess Elizabeth Land in Antarctica. It was mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in 1946–47. It was first visited by an ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1955. It was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for Bruce H. Stinear, a geologist at Davis and Mawson Station for several seasons in the period 1954–59.

Stinear Lake
Location of the lake in Antarctica.
Location of the lake in Antarctica.
Stinear Lake
LocationBreidnes Peninsula, Vestfold Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica
Coordinates68°34′S 78°8′E / 68.567°S 78.133°E / -68.567; 78.133Coordinates: 68°34′S 78°8′E / 68.567°S 78.133°E / -68.567; 78.133
Typesalt lakeglacial lake
Max. length1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi)
Max. width0.25 nautical miles (0.46 km; 0.29 mi)

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  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Stinear Lake". (content from the Geographic Names Information System