Wilczek Land

Wilczek Land

 

an island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Area, 2,000 sq km. It is separated from the other islands by the Austrian Strait, and from Graham Bell Island to the northeast by Morgan Strait. Its surface is a plateau (altitude, 400-606 m), almost entirely covered by ice. The island is named after N. Wilczek, the financial backer of the Austrian expedition of J. Payer and K. Weyprecht, which discovered it in 1873.

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Ukrainian geomorphologist Mykhailo Ivanychuk was a member of the party sent north two years later to man the station for the winter of 1931-32; he was also to explore and survey the eastern islands of the archipelago, namely Zemlya Vil'cheka (Wilczek Land) and Ostrov Greem-Bell (Graham Bell Island).
Baldwin during Walter Wellman's expedition of 1898-99 near Mys Gellera (Cape Heller) on the west coast of Zemlya Vil'cheka (Wilczek Land) (Capelotti, 2004).
She can be forgiven, on the other hand, for not realizing that the archipelago has both an Ostrov Vil'cheka (Wilczek Island) and a Zemlya Vil'cheka (Wilczek Land).