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New Zealand Claim 160°E and 150°W
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The Ross Dependency comprises all the islands and territories south of 60°S latitude between 160°E and 150°W longitude.

The area is named after Sir James Clark Ross, who discovered the Ross Sea. Its estimated land area covers 413'540 square kilometres and a permanent shelf ice of 336'770 square kilometres. The ice shelf thus connects the Ross Island with the southernmost active volcano Mt. Erebus on earth year-round. About 350 kilometres in the north of Mt Erebus, there is an other active volcano, known as Mt. Melbourne.  

The 100-300 kilometres wide Transantarctic Mountains stretches over 3'500 kilometres from the Cape Adare at the Ross sea towards Weddel Sea. 

Ross Dependency Vanda Station Nount Dias stamp issued 1982

Ross Dependency 1982, Vanda Station.
The stamp shows a view towards west, the ridge behind the station is known as Dias. It rises up for about 600 metres from the middle of the Bright Valley floor.

 Vanda Station was an Antarctic research base in the western highlands of the Ross Dependency and was removed 1995.
It was located in the middle of the Wright Valley on the shore of Lake Vanda, at the mouth of Onyx River.
The Lake Vanda is surrounded by the Olympus Range in the north and the Asgard Range in the south.

The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives - 1982".

 

New Zealand 1984
Lake Vanda Meteo Station.Mt. Dias in the background (right). 

 

New Zealand 1984, Wright valley ?.  

www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 1999 ea smoke Mc Murdo Sound
Ross Dependenca 1999
Sea smoke, McMurdo Sound.

www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 1999 Black island
Ross Dependenca 1999
The stamp is showing a view from Ross Island across the Ice Shelf towards Black Island.

The Black Island is situated within the Ross Archipelago. Its highest summit is known as Mt. Aurora (1'040 m) and its minor summit as Mt. Melania. Black Island is situated just in the south of the Ross Island and west of the White Island. The Island is like White island and Ross Island of volcanic origin.
www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 1999 Pressure Ridges stamp
Ross Dependenca 1999
Pressure ridges, Ross Sea.

 

Ecuador 2007 & Micronesia 2011, Lake Fryxell (Canada Glacier).
(Ecuador 2007, 75th Anniversary of INOCAR Institute of Oceanography)
The lake Fryxell is located in the lower Taylor valley between the Canada Glacier and the Commonwealth Glacier (name of the mountain in unknown).
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "100th anniversary of first human to reach the South Pole". 

 

Bulgaria 2008
The illustration of the Bulgarian miniaturesheet depicts the mountain behind lake Fryxell.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 1999 Beardmore Glacier stamp

Ross Dependency 2012, Beardmore Glacier.
The stamp was issued in sheets of 25 stamps and as part of a miniaturesheet in the definitive stamp series 2012.

The Beardmore Glacier belongs to the largest Glaciers on the world. It is about 160 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide. It seperates the Queen Alexandra Range in the north and the Commomwealth Range of the Transantarctic Mountains in the south.  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 2012 Lake Vanda stamp

Ross Dependency 2012, Lake Vanda.
The stamp was issued in sheets of 25 stamps and as part of a miniaturesheet in the definitive stamp series 2012.  

The Vanda Lake is situated in the Wright Valley between the Olympus Mountains and the Asgard Mountains. The lake is about 6 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. At its shore was situated the Vanda reserach station between 1968 - 1995. The Lake Vanda is a hypersaline lake with a salinity of more than the salinity of the Dead Sea, and perhaps even more than the lake Assal in Djibouti. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 2012 Capa Adare stamp

Ross Dependency 2012, Cape Adare, Hanson Peak (1'255 m).
The stamp was issued in sheets of 25 stamps and as part of a miniaturesheet in the definitive stamp series 2012.

The Cape Adare is the northeastern most peninsula in Victoria Land. The northernmost point of the 7 kilometres long peninsula is known as Hanson Peak (1'255 m).  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Ross Dependency 2012 Ross Ice Shelf  stamp

Ross Dependency 2012, Ross Ice Shelf.
The stamp was issued in sheets of 25 stamps and as part of a miniaturesheet in the definitive stamp series 2012.

The Ross Ice Shelf covers an area of about 487'000 square kilometres. Its nearly vertical 15-50 metres high ice front to the open sea is more then 600 kilometres long. The ice shelf pushes outward across the Ross Sea at a rate of between 1.5 to 3 meters per day. 

 

 

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