Name details

Larsen Ice Shelf

Larsen Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Larsen Ice Shelf  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109741

Feature type: Ice shelf

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Currently (2009) extending along the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula from a fragmentary part around Seal Nunataks and Robertson I on Nordenskjöld Coast, then from Cape Disappointment to Cape Mackintosh, Black Coast. Previously extending from Cape Longing as one continuous feature to Cape Mackintosh, large sections of the northern part have broken away since 1995. Scientific convention refers to sections of Larsen Ice Shelf more explicitly, to enable clear description in scientific and popular literature: Larsen Ice Shelf "A", 64°40'S 60°00'W (the ice shelf formerly adjacent to the Nordenskjold Coast, between Larsen Inlet and Seal Nunataks; retrospective); "B", 65°30'S 62°00'W (from Seal Nunataks to Jason Peninsula): "C", 65°30'S 62°00'W (from Jason Peninsula to Cape Agassiz); and "D", 65°30'S 62°00'W (from Cape Agassiz to Cape Mackintosh). Discovered in December 1893 by Larsen who sailed along the ice front from the vicinity of Robertson Island to c. 68°10'S. Following air photography by RARE in 1947, and ground surveys by FIDS from "Hope Bay" and FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island", 1947-48, the nature of the feature was established and its limits, extending as one continuous feature S to c. 73°00'S, were more accurately determined (APC, 1951). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

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Location

Latitude:
67° 30' 00.0" S
- 67.50000°
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Longitude:
62° 30' 00.0" W
- 62.50000°
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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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