The Geology of the German Antarctic Expedition 1


THE most striking geographical achievement of the German Antarctic Expedition was its determination that Antarctica occurs farther north in western Wilkes Land than had been inferred by some authorities from the work of the Challenger. Prof. von Drygaiski and his comrades have re-established faith in Wilkess Termination Land; as from their Kaiser Wilhelm Land they saw high land to the north-east, only about one hundred miles from the site assigned by Wilkes to his Termination Land. The most fully investigated locality in the newly discovered Kaiser Wilhelms Land is the Gaussberg, a basalt mountain on the southern shore of the bay in which the Gauss reached its farthest south.

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G., J. The Geology of the German Antarctic Expedition 1 . Nature 75, 224–225 (1907) doi:10.1038/075224f0

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