Mendelssohn Inlet


Mendelssohn Inlet (71°17′S 72°52′W / 71.283°S 72.867°W / -71.283; -72.867Coordinates: 71°17′S 72°52′W / 71.283°S 72.867°W / -71.283; -72.867) is an ice-filled inlet, 25 nautical miles (46 km) long and 9 nautical miles (17 km) wide, situated between Derocher Peninsula and Eroica Peninsula on the north side of Beethoven Peninsula, in the southwest part of Alexander Island, Antarctica. The inlet was first sighted from the air and roughly mapped by the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, and was resighted and photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947–48. It was remapped from the RARE photos by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after German composer Felix Mendelssohn.[1]

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Further readingEdit

  • Defense Mapping Agency 1992, Sailing Directions (planning Guide) and (enroute) for Antarctica, P 379
  • Ted A. Scambos, Christina Hulbe, Mark Fahnestock, Jennifer Bohlander, The link between climate warming and break-up of ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula, Journal of Glaciology, Volume 46, Issue 154, 2000, pp. 516–530, DOI:

External linksEdit

  • Mendelssohn Inlet on USGS website
  • Mendelssohn Inlet on SCAR website


  1. ^ "Mendelssohn Inlet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 18 September 2013.

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