Shirase Coast

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

North segment of the relatively ill-defined coast along the east side of Ross Ice Shelf and Ross Sea, lying between the north end of Siple Coast (about -80.16667°N, -151°W) and Cape Colbeck.

- Shirase Coast
Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

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Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

Siple Coast

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

Siple Coast (-82°N, -155°W) is the middle portion of the relatively ill-defined coast along the east side of the Ross Ice Shelf, between the north end of Gould Coast (-83.5°N, -153°W) and the south end of Shirase Coast (-80.16667°N, -151°W).

Nobu Shirase

Japanese army officer and explorer.

Japanese army officer and explorer.

Kuril islands, showing the Russian-Japanese division at various dates
Expedition ship Kainan Maru
JARE's latest (2009) icebreaker Shirase

In 1961 the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) gave the name Shirase Coast to a part of the coastline of King Edward VII Land.

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.

Rockefeller Plateau

The Rockefeller Plateau in Antarctica is the portion of the interior ice plateau of Marie Byrd Land lying eastward of the Shirase Coast and Siple Coast and southward of the Ford Ranges, Flood Range and the Executive Committee Range, centering near the coordinates given above.

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

Shabtaie Ice Ridge

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

Shabtaie Ice Ridge (°N, °W) is an ice ridge between MacAyeal Ice Stream and Bindschadler Ice Stream at the junction of Shirase Coast and Siple Coast, Marie Byrd Land.

Map of Antarctica, showing (red rectangle) the area of the expedition's operations. Wellington (New Zealand) and Sydney (Australia) appear on the bottom edge of the map.

Japanese Antarctic Expedition

The first such expedition by a non-European nation.

The first such expedition by a non-European nation.

Map of Antarctica, showing (red rectangle) the area of the expedition's operations. Wellington (New Zealand) and Sydney (Australia) appear on the bottom edge of the map.
Nobu Shirase, dressed for the Antarctic
Expedition ship Kainan Maru
Ice in the Ross Sea (the small black objects are seals)
Parsley Bay, Sydney Harbour, early 20th century
Edgeworth David
An inlet on the Great Ice Barrier edge
Bay of Whales
Map showing coastline of King Edward VII Land
Nobu Shirase's grave

Several Antarctic landmarks reference Shirase or the expedition: the Shirase Coast, the Shirase Glacier, as well as Okuma Bay and Kainan Bay.

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

Shirase Bank

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

Shirase Bank (-76.66667°N, -158°W) is a submarine bank located off the Shirase Coast in the Ross Sea.

A map of West Antarctica

Echelmeyer Ice Stream

Glaciological feature of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Glaciological feature of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

A map of West Antarctica

It is an ice stream flowing west to the Shirase Coast to the north of the MacAyeal Ice Stream, and is one of several major ice streams draining from Marie Byrd Land into the Ross Ice Shelf.

Velocity map of Antarctica. Ice streams can be seen with increasing speeds (blue-yellow-white) flowing toward the coast.

MacAyeal Ice Stream

Velocity map of Antarctica. Ice streams can be seen with increasing speeds (blue-yellow-white) flowing toward the coast.

MacAyeal Ice Stream (-80°N, -143°W), formerly Ice Stream E, is an ice stream in Antarctica flowing west to the juncture of Shirase Coast and Siple Coast between Bindschadler Ice Stream and Echelmeyer Ice Stream.

Ice Dunes at Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie

Harrison Ice Ridge

Ice Dunes at Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie

Harrison Ice Ridge (-79.5°N, -146°W) is an ice ridge between Echelmeyer Ice Stream and MacAyeal Ice Stream on the Shirase Coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.