As the IceBridge Antarctic 2012 campaign prepares to get underway, this global map shows the transit route of the DC-8 from NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operation Facility in Palmdale, California to Santiago and then to Punta Arenas in southern Chile, the jumping point for all Antarctic 2012 science flights. Credit: NASA/Michael Studinger
Regions of Chile that have been grouped into “Southern Chile” include everything below the section RM.
Therefore This is mainly because mainland Chile ended in La Frontera until the occupation of Araucanía. Also Southern Chile wine region is close to the geographic center of the country. Therefore encompassing wine-growing areas in the Bío Bío Region and Araucanía Region.