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.