Mawson Escarpment

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Mawson Escarpment
location Mac Robertson Land , East Antarctica
Mawson Escarpment (Antarctica)
Mawson Escarpment
Coordinates 73 ° 5 ′  S , 68 ° 10 ′  E Coordinates: 73 ° 5 ′  S , 68 ° 10 ′  E

The Mawson Escarpment is a flattened and 112 km long step in the east Antarctic Mac Robertson Land . The west-facing formation extends north-south along the eastern flank of the Lambert Glacier . At its northern tip is the Barkell platform .

John Michael Seaton, flight officer of the Royal Australian Air Force , discovered them on a reconnaissance flight as part of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1956. The Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) named them after the Australian polar explorer Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) .

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