Admiralty Range


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Admiralty Range

a mountain range in Antarctica, on the coast of Victoria Land, northwest of the Ross Sea
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Admiralty Range

 

a mountain group in northwestern Victoria Land (East Antarctica) stretching more than 100 km. The western spurs of the range meet the Ross Sea below the Adare Peninsula. Mount Sabine (3,850 m) is the highest peak. The range is composed mainly of Precambrian sandstone, clay shale, and limestone with granite intrusions in some areas. The range is marked by valleys filled with huge glaciers. Discovered in 1841 by an English Antarctic expedition under James Ross, the range was named in honor of the British Admiralty.

L. I. DUBROVIN

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