Balkan Snowfield

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Balkan Snowfield (Plato Balkan 'pla-to bal-'kan) is an ice-covered plateau ranging from 150 to 280 m in eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica. It is 3 km long in southwest-northeast direction and 2 km wide, and bounded to the southwest by Krum Rock and upper Contell Glacier, to the southeast and east by the feet of Castillo Nunatak (437 m) and Burdick Ridge, and to the north by the lower course of Perunika Glacier. The field slopes gently northwestwards, its foot being bounded by the hills along Bulgarian Beach.


The midpoint of the snowfield is located at detailed mapping by the Spanish Servicio Geográfico del Ejército in 1991, and Bulgarian mapping in 1996, 2004 and 2009).

See also


  • Isla Livingston: Península Hurd. Mapa topográfico de escala 1:25 000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1991.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Central-Eastern Region. Scale 1:25000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 1996.
  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. . Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009.


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