Ruppert Coast

Marie Byrd Land

That portion of the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, between Brennan Point and Cape Burks, or between Saunders Coast in the west and Hobbs Coast in the east.

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Marie Byrd Land

Marie Byrd Land

Unclaimed region of Antarctica.

Unclaimed region of Antarctica.

Marie Byrd Land
Glaciers and rock outcrops in Marie Byrd Land seen from NASA's DC-8 aircraft on October 17, 2011

Aerial exploration discovered lands farther east along the Ruppert Coast.

Marie Byrd Land

Hobbs Coast

Marie Byrd Land

Hobbs Coast (-74.83333°N, -132°W) is that portion of the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica extending from Cape Burks to a point on the coast opposite eastern Dean Island, at -74.7°N, -127.08333°W, or between the Ruppert Coast in the west and the Bakutis Coast in the east.

Ross Ice Shelf and Saunders Coast, Antarctica.

Saunders Coast

Ross Ice Shelf and Saunders Coast, Antarctica.

Saunders Coast (-77.75°N, -150°W) is the portion of the coast of Marie Byrd Land between Cape Colbeck and Brennan Point, or between Shirase Coast in the west and Ruppert Coast in the east.

Russkaya Station

The Russkaya Station (Русская) was a former Soviet and Russian Antarctic research station that was located on the Ruppert Coast, in Marie Byrd Land in Western Antarctica.

Marie Byrd Land

Brennan Point

Marie Byrd Land

Brennan Point is an ice-covered headland forming the eastern side of the entrance to Block Bay on the coast of Marie Byrd Land; Brennan Point forms a border between Saunders Coast and Ruppert Coast.

Ice shelf extending approximately 6 miles into the Antarctic Sound from Joinville Island

Nickerson Ice Shelf

Ice shelf extending approximately 6 miles into the Antarctic Sound from Joinville Island

Nickerson Ice Shelf (-75.75°N, -145°W), is an ice shelf about 35 miles wide, lying north of Siemiatkowski Glacier and the western part of Ruppert Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Escarpment face of a cuesta, broken by a fault, overlooking Trenton, Cloudland Canyon State Park, and Lookout Mountain, in Georgia (USA)

Usas Escarpment

Expansive but discontinuous north-facing escarpment in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Expansive but discontinuous north-facing escarpment in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Escarpment face of a cuesta, broken by a fault, overlooking Trenton, Cloudland Canyon State Park, and Lookout Mountain, in Georgia (USA)

It is about 320 km long, extending roughly west to east along the 76th parallel south from where the elevation of the snow surface descends toward the Ruppert Coast and Hobbs Coast.

Antarctica without its ice cover. This map does not consider that sea level would rise because of the melted ice, nor that the landmass would rise by several hundred meters over a few tens of thousands of years after the weight of the ice was no longer depressing the landmass.

Geography of Antarctica

Dominated by its south polar location and, thus, by ice.

Dominated by its south polar location and, thus, by ice.

Antarctica without its ice cover. This map does not consider that sea level would rise because of the melted ice, nor that the landmass would rise by several hundred meters over a few tens of thousands of years after the weight of the ice was no longer depressing the landmass.
The Princesses Astrid and Ragnhild Coasts
The Banzare, Sabrina, and Budd Law Dome Coasts
East Antarctica on the right.
Typical landscape for the Antarctic Peninsula area, with fjords, high coastal mountains and islands. Click on the image for geographical details.

Ruppert Coast