Name details

Orville Coast

Orville Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Orville Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110450

Feature type: Coast

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

NW coast of Ronne Ice Shelf from Cape Adams to Cape Zumberge, was seen from the air at the cliffs of Dodson Peninsula (q.v.) and SW-ward by RARE, 21 November 1947; named Orville Escarpment after Capt. Howard Thomas Orville, USN (1901-60), of Washington, DC, meteorologist, Head of the Naval Aerological Service, 1940-43, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air), 1943-50, who was largely responsible for formulating the RARE meteorological programme ([between c. 75°10'S 63°00'W and 77°30'S 71°30'W] Ronne, 1948b, map p.357 and p.391; AGS map, 1962b). Orville-Steilrand (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Acantilado Orville (Lliboutry, 1956, map p.440). Acantilados Orville (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.231; IHA, 1974, p.217). The coast was photographed from the air by USN, 1965-67, and mapped from air photographs by USGS. Obryv Orvill (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Orville Coast, as now defined (USGS sketch map Ellsworth Land-Palmer Land, 1969; APC, 1975, p.4; BA, 1976, p.4; BAS 500P sheet SS 17-20/SE, 1-DOS 1981).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
75° 45' 00.0" S
- 75.75000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 30' 00.0" W
- 65.50000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Dec-1974

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