oxford views updated May 18 2018
Southernmost geographical point on the Earth
's surface. The magnetic south pole is located c.
2400km (1500mi) from the geographical South Pole, which lies 2992m (9816ft) above sea level c.
500km (300mi) s
of the Ross Ice Shelf. It was first reached (1911) by Roald Amundsen
oxford views updated May 29 2018
South Pole •
n. see pole2 .