Princess Elizabeth Land


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Princess Elizabeth Land

 

part of Eastern Antarctica between 73° and 88° E long. Princess Elizabeth Land is washed from the north by the Sea of Cooperation and the Davis Sea. Elevation of the surface of the glacial cover in the central section is 2,000–2,500 m above sea level. On the coast there are some ice-free sections, including the Vestfold Oasis. An Australian antarctic expedition operates in the area, which also has been extensively explored by a Soviet expedition. It was discovered by D. Mawson’s British, Australian, and New Zealand expedition in February 1931 and was named in honor of Princess Elizabeth, who is now Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

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The canyon system is made up of a chain of winding and linear features buried under several kilometres of ice in one of the last unexplored regions of the Earths land surface: Princess Elizabeth Land (PEL) in East Antarctica.
These are very large features which appear to reach from the interior of Princess Elizabeth Land to the coast around the Vestfold Hills and the West Ice Shelf.
Liu Shunlin, team leader of the latest Antarctic expedition, said in November the Taishan camp will be built 2,621 meters above sea level at Princess Elizabeth Land.