Cape Alexander (Antarctica)

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Cape Alexander
Geographical location
Cape Alexander (Antarctic Peninsula)
Cape Alexander
Coordinates 66 ° 44 ′  S , 62 ° 37 ′  W Coordinates: 66 ° 44 ′  S , 62 ° 37 ′  W
coast Border between the Foyn and Oskar II coasts
Waters Larsen Ice Shelf ( Weddell Sea )
Waters 2 Cabinet inlet

Cape Alexander ( in Argentina Cabo Suecia , Spanish for 'Cape Sweden') is the cape at the southern end of the Churchill Peninsula , which delimits the entrance to Cabinet Inlet on the Foyn coast of the Antarctic Graham Land. It also marks the southern end of the Oskar II coast .

The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey mapped it in 1947 and in December of the same year aerial photographs were taken by participants in the American Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (1947–1948). The survey named the cape after Albert Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough (1885–1965), then First Lord of the British Admiralty .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Suecia, cabo at the Australian Antarctic Data Center, accessed December 30, 2016