Helland-Hansen Shoulder

December 23, 2011, 7:53 pm

The Helland-Hansen Shoulder is a mainly ice-covered ridge in Antarctica which extends southward from the west portion of Mount Fridtjof Nansen and overlooks the northern side of the head of Axel Heiberg Glacier, a glacier that descends from the Antarctic Plateau to the Ross Ice Shelf.

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This topographic feature was discovered in 1911 by Roald Armundsen and named by him for Prof. B. Helland-Hansen, of the University of Oslo, Norway.

Coordinates

Latitude:

85.2600 S

Longitude:

168.1000 W

 

Further reading

 

 

Glossary

Citation

Baum, S. (2011). Helland-Hansen Shoulder. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/153471

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