Antarctica - The Ross Sea Region
The ultimate Antarctic voyage, this expedition includes the
Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, as well as Macquarie Island,
the Ross Sea, the site of the largest Adelie penguin rookery in
Antarctica. Blanketing the large flat spit that forms the cape is the
huge rookeryÂ�an absolutely staggering sight.
The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica between
Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered by James Ross in
west of the Ross sea, McMurdo Sound is a port which is usually free of
ice during the summer.
In the west of the Ross Sea is Ross Island with the Mt. Erebus
volcano, in the east Roosevelt Island. The southern part is covered by
the Ross Ice Shelf.
Ross Sea region from Oates Land in the north, through to the McMurdo
Dry Valleys and the Queen Maud Mountains south of the Ross Ice Shelf,
The landscape of the Ross Sea region is varied and unique.
the Ross Sea region, the mountainous terrain varies in height from
1,500 to 2,500m and includes a number of peaks above 3,500m, with some
Ross Sea region that many of the most famous explorers and adventurers
came. They included Borchgrevink, Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Richard
Byrd, Sir Edmund Hillary and others.
The Ross Sea is one of the most remote regions and is only accessible
for two months each year when the ice thaws.
The Ross Sea region is the
breeding ground for millions of Adelie and Emperor penguins and we
have regular encounters with both these species.
Here you will find Ross Sea maps, locations list and information
Navy, leader of two British expeditions to the Ross Sea area of
Antarctica. Located on Ross Island near Mount Erebus in the Ross
Dependency, it is New Zealand's main base in Antarctica (...
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implication of these differences is that the Ross Sea was free of ice
and the coasts of Antarctic was unglaciated when the source maps used
by Oronteus Finaeus were charted.
Ross Sea during which riverine sediments accumulated within it.
Interpretations by Hapgood
Hapgood (1966, p. 96, 1970, p. 106: 1970, p. 106: 1979, p.
Scott Island and Ross Sea and north of the shelf edge (Hough 1950,
Figure 1)(Appendix 1).
winds of the Ross Sea, disrupting the movement of pack ice and the
formation of fast ice, according to the U.S. National Ice Center.
Bacterial Productivity of Ross Sea Phaeocystis Blooms
Principal Investigator: Wade H. Jeffrey, PhD
Co-principal Investigators: Patrick Neale, PhD.
Ross Sea and will provide a valuable comparison with previous work in
the Weddell-Scotia Confluence and Palmer Station regions.
The Ross Sea is also of interest because of the occurrence of
open water at a far southerly location in the spring, well within the
"ozone hole", and
The oceanography of the Ross Sea is relatively well known, including
its physical oceanography and hydrography, nutrient concentrations,
and phytoplankton biomass and species composition.
The Ross Sea provides a unique setting for the IVARS project.
The Ross Sea, a marginal Antarctic sea south of New Zealand, has been
studied since the days of the Scott/Amundsen expeditions.
The Ross Sea is a region of Antarctica that lies south of Australia
and New Zealand.
There are only a very few ships that travel to the Ross Sea area of
* Polar Cruises, .
Travel to the Ross Sea is normally done through a larger travel
company that charters an ice breaker and carries passengers south from
within the Ross Sea and one that can't easily be visited.
" Rather than Ross Sea shouldn't this be called the Ross Ice
Shelf? Currently this name breaks the bodies of water convention.
Ross Sea party to sail from Hobart into the Ross Sea to lay depots of
food and supplies into the Beardmore Glacier.
The support team, known as the Ross Sea party, arrived in the
Antarctic in January 1915.
What the Ross Sea party didn't know as their great adventure began was
that on the other side of the continent Shackleton was already in
Borchgrevink in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica. He will provide
insight into the current efforts to save the historic bases for
current and future generations.
the Ross Sea is not to be missed!
Days 22-23 : Balleny Islands
The uninhabited Balleny Islands straddle the Antarctic Circle.
Days 9-13 : Ross Sea Region
Days 14-18 : At Sea
Day 19 : Campbell Island
Day 20 : At Sea
Ross Sea Region
Days 14-18 :
Day 19 :
your time in the Ross Sea Region you will attempt a variety of
opportunistic landings, subject to weather conditions.
discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica;
nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
Synonyms: James Clark Ross, Sir James Clark Ross
Meaning #3: British physician who
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conditions) at Cape Adare, at the tip of the Ross Sea, the site of the
largest Adelie penguin rookery in Antarctica.
Days 13-22: Antarctica's Ross Sea Region
At the Ross Sea region, you visit the highlights of Antarctica's most
The Ross Sea Region: In the Footsteps of Scott and Shackleton
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The Ross Sea has incredible biological diversity and a long history of
human exploration and scientific research.
The Ross Sea: A Refuge for Marine Life and for Science
The Ross Sea is one of the last remaining stretches of ocean on Earth
that has not been
Why is the Ross Sea so important to scientists? The Ross Sea has the
longest history of scientific research in the Southern Ocean.
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Days 13 – 21: Antarctica’s Ross Sea region
During our time in the Ross Sea region, we will visit the highlights
Antarctica’s most historic region.
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introduction to Ross Sea tides, then focus on tides of the Ross Ice
Shelf (RIS), and tidal currents near the shelf break.
Tides in the Ross Sea are predominantly diurnal, based on both
gravimetric data from the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS) and numerical models .
We have two primary interests in Ross Sea tides: (1) the role of
tides in iceberg calving and subsequent motion and interaction
between new icebergs and the remaining ice shelf; and (2) the
Antarctica's Ross Sea Region
En-route to Campbell Island
Ross Sea, with plenty of time ashore to soak up the scenery,
wildlifeincluding the famed Emperor Penguinand the history.
The Ross Sea Region: In the Footsteps of Scott and Shackleto The Ross
Sea Region: In the Footsteps of Scott and Shackleton
Ship: Spirit of Enderby (2010-2011)
Ross Sea Region
Ross Sea Region
your time in the Ross Sea Region you will attempt a variety of
opportunistic landings, subject to weather conditions. Along the way
the wildlife you encounter will astound you.
crossing Ross Sea in zodiac Day 1: Overnight in Christchurch,
New Zealand Day 2: Embarkation in Lyttelton Day 3: At Sea Day 4:
Ross Sea and we remember 1911, a remarkable year in Antarctic
exploration. In January 1911 Robert Falcon Scott and his expedition
anchored off Ross Island.
Structural and tectonic evolution of the Ross Sea rift in the Cape
Colbeck region, Eastern Ross Sea, Antarctica
Bruce P. Luyendyk, Christopher C. Sorlien, Douglas S. Wilson, Louis R.
The far eastern continental shelf of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, has
been relatively unexplored up to now.
The Ross Sea continental shelf west of Cape
Colbeck and the Edward VII Peninsula in western Marie Byrd Land was
investigated using marine geophysics during cruise 9601 of the RVIB
The geology of the Ross Sea region is known primarily from outcrops of
rocks along the Trans Antarctic Mountains to the west and in north
western Marie Byrd Land to the
The present geography of the Ross Sea region began to form around 55
million years ago, when the Trans Antarctic Mountains began to rise.
The Ross Sea Destination Brief
Antarctica – The Ross Sea Region
The Historic Gateway
* Ross Sea: meaning and definitions - Ross Sea: Definition and
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Ross Sea, arm of the Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, between Victoria Land
and Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered in 1841 by Sir James Clark
Ross, a British explorer.
The Ross Sea's southern extension is the Ross Ice Shelf, a great
frozen area whose 400-mi (644-km) seaward side is the source of huge
icebergs. The Bay of Whales,.
management of ice-free areas of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica by:
* increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding of Antarctic
soils including soil distribution and climate,
soils of the Ross Sea region
Environmental protection of soils of the Ross Sea region
the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.
seal basking in the foreground is a Ross seal, a species that Ross
first identified in 1841.
associated with the Ross Sea polynya (summer openings in the ice)
adjacent to the permanent ice shelf.
The Ross Sea lies 3500 km south of New Zealand next to the Antarctic
The Ross Sea region chosen by NIWA scientists for the trophic model
covers the continental shelf and slope.
A very simplified food-web model of the Ross Sea is shown below. The
model developed in this research project is much more detailed than
production in the Ross Sea, though there is some primary production by
The Ross Sea is covered by sea ice for most of the year. The sea ice
expands from late February onwards, and retreats from late October.
deglaciation in the western Ross Sea and the consequent penetration of
moisture-bearing clouds into the dry valleys.
in the western Ross Sea would eliminate this local moisture source and
thereby increase the length and frequency of clear, snowless weather
in the dry valleys.
Today, open water in the adjacent Ross Sea is conducive
to the formation of clouds, fog, and snow, which penetrate the dry
in the Ross Sea may vary widely by season and that dissolved Fe
availability decreases during the summer.
Like the men of Endurance, the Ross Sea party was marooned.
They had only the clothes on their backs, and no food: clothing and
stores had yet to be landed from the ship.
Ross Sea Party had marched 1,561 miles to accomplish the only
successful part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
The Ross Sea party set out breathlessly on January 24th, a mix of old
Antarctic hands and earnest amateurs.
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Sometimes called the “Gateway to Antarctica” The Ross Sea was the path
by which explorers of the Heroic Era
New research suggests ozone depletion has caused more intense low pressure systems, in blue, to develop over the Amundsen and Ross Seas, while higher pressure systems, in red, have developed on the periphery of the Southern Ocean.
The Ross Sea has the mountains on the western
side, has most of the scenery, almost all of the ice-free land and a
goodly portion of the whales,
discovered the Ross Sea and he now set his sights on the south
magnetic pole. On January 11 land was reported straight ahead.
sailed through the Ross Sea and on January 12 Ross and Crozier planted
a flag on newly discovered Possession Island, one of two islands
located just off the mainland.
mesoscale cyclogenesis over the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf regions of
Antarctica. Mon. Wea. Rev., 122, 2405-2425.
Carrasco, J. F., Bromwich, D. H.
Topographically forced mesocyclones in the Ross Sea region of
The complex Antarctic topography of the coastal regions can play an
In the Ross Sea region the
topographic structure along the coast leads to a significant
channeling of the katabatic boundary layer winds.
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