Lake Fryxell

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Lake Fryxell
Location Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 77°37′S 163°11′E / 77.617°S 163.183°E / -77.617; 163.183Coordinates: 77°37′S 163°11′E / 77.617°S 163.183°E / -77.617; 163.183
Lake type Endorheic
Primary inflows Crescent Stream,
Harnish Creek
Primary outflows none
Catchment area 320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Basin countries (Antarctica)
Max. length 5.8 km (3.6 mi)
Max. width 2.1 km (1.3 mi)
Surface area 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Average depth 3.2 m (10 ft)
Max. depth 20 m (66 ft)
Water volume 25.2×10^6 m3 (890×10^6 cu ft)
Surface elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Islands moraine islands
Settlements Lake Fryxell Camp,
Lake Fryxell Hut

Lake Fryxell is a frozen lake 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) long, between Canada Glacier and Commonwealth Glaciers at the lower end of Taylor Valley in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition under Robert Falcon Scott, 1910–13, the lake was visited by Professor T.L. Péwé during USN Operation Deep Freeze, 1957–58, who named it for Dr. Fritiof M. Fryxell, glacial geologist of Augustana College, Illinois.

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