Name details

Hess Inlet

Hess Inlet (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Hess Inlet  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109300

Feature type: Inlet

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

between Battle Point and Mamelon Point, Foyn Coast, following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947 and in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, the name Hess Glacier was applied to the glacier flowing SE into the inlet, after Hans Hess (1864-1940), German glaciologist who first measured glacier flow at depth; author of Die Gletscher (Braunschweig, 1904), a monograph on all aspects of glaciers (BA chart 3570, 4.vii.1954; APC, 1955, p.11; DCS 601 sheet 67 64, 1955). Glaciar Hess (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957). Lednik Khessa (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). The area was resurveyed by BAS from "Stonington Island", 1963-64, and photographed from the air by USN in 1968. Study of the air photographs showed that the glacier is a minor feature and the name of Hess was transferred to the inlet. Hess Inlet (APC, 1982, p.3).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 12' 00.0" S
- 67.20000°
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Longitude:
65° 08' 00.0" W
- 65.13333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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