Name details

Mercanton Heights

Mercanton Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mercanton Heights  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110121

Feature type: Heights

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

running NE from Cape Sáenz, Arrowsmith Peninsula, Loubet Coast, and rising to c. 1250m, were roughly surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in September 1948 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after Dr Paul-Louis Mercanton (1876-1963), Swiss glaciologist and meteorologist who directed studies on Swiss glaciers, 1912-55; member of expedi- tions to Greenland, 1912, Jan Mayen, 1921 and 1929, and Iceland, 1932-33; sometime Secretary, International Commission on Snow and Ice (APC, 1960, p.6; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978; BA chart 3580, 10.xii.1982).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 30' 00.0" S
- 67.50000°
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Longitude:
67° 26' 00.0" W
- 67.43333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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