Black Island (Ross Archipelago)

Black Island (Ross Archipelago)

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Black Island (Ross Archipelago)

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Black Island (), in the Ross Archipelago, is immediately west of White Island. It was first named by the Discovery Expedition (1901–04) because of its lack of snow. The island's northernmost point is named Cape Hodgson, commemorating Thomas Vere Hodgson .

The highest point is Mt. Aurora, a prinicple radio relay point. On the minor peak of Mt. Melania is the principal earth-based ground-station for the US Antarctic Program. Antonio (Tony) Marchetti has been the austraul summer Camp Manager each of the last 15 years, at the Black Island Telecommunications Facility (BITF).

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