George VI Sound

George VI Sound

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George VI Sound or Canal Jorge VI or Canal Presidente Sarmiento or Canal Seaver or King George VI Sound or King George the Sixth Sound is a major bay/fault depression, 300 miles (483 km) long in the shape of the letter J, which skirts the east and south shores of Alexander Island, separating it from the Antarctic Peninsula and the English Coast.

George VI Sound is located at . George VI Sound is largely covered by the George VI Ice Shelf and the ice varies from about 15 miles (24 km) to more than 40 miles (64 km) wide. George VI Sound was discovered by Lincoln Ellsworth who flew over it in 1935. George VI Sound was explored by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1936-1937 and by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940. George VI Sound was named by John Riddoch Rymill, leader of the BGLE, for George VI, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.




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