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Western Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

76.1S 21W

August 8th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

Various cracks, indentations and rumples in the ice can be seen in the full version of this image of part of watern Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

Queen Maud Land is an English translation of Dronning Maud Land, the official name for the part of Antarctica claimed by Norway as a dependent territory. This claim, like all others in the Antarctic, is not universally recognized and is subject to the terms of the Antarctic Treaty System.

It has a land area of approximately 2.5 million square kilometers (one million sq mi), mostly covered by the Antarctic ice sheet lying between the British claim, at 20°W and the Australian claim, at 44°38’E.

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