Name details

Murphy Glacier

Murphy Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Murphy Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110276

Feature type: Glacier

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

flowing W from Lampitt Nunatak to the vicinity of Mount Goldring, thence NW to join Wilkinson Glacier on E side of Lallemand Fjord, Loubet Coast. Following survey by FIDS from "Detaille Island" in September 1956, the upper part of this glacier was named Goldring Glacier after D.C. Goldring (Mount Goldring, q.v.) and the lower part, together with the S arm, was named Murphy Glacier after Thomas Leyden Murphy (1927-85), FIDS Base Leader and assistant surveyor, "Detaille Island", 1956-57 (APC, 1959a, p.7 and 9). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and further surveys by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1957-59, the name Murphy Glacier was applied to the feature as now defined, and its S arm was left un-named (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 58' 00.0" S
- 66.96667°
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Longitude:
66° 06' 00.0" W
- 66.10000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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