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Philippi Rise

Philippi Rise (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Philippi Rise  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110607

Feature type: Rise


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

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ice-covered land area rising to c.250m between Borchgrevink Nunatak and Gemini Nunatak to NW and Medea Dome to SE, W of Jason Peninsula (q.v.), Oscar II Coast. Following survey in October 1902, the SwAE reported a marked change in the character of Larsen Ice Shelf (q.v.) in the latitude of Borchgrevink Nunatak, with the suggestion that the ice shelf was aground in this area or merged with a piedmont glacier (Nordenskjöld and Andersson, 1905, p.220). The S limit of this ice of different character was not indicated, but the name Philippieis or Philippigletscher was applied to it, after Dr Emil Philippi (1871-1910), German glaciologist and Professor of Geology, University of Jena; member of GAE, 1901-03 (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.164). Following air photography of this coast by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, the name Philippi Ice Plateau was variously applied to the ice shelf and land ice in the area ([between 66°00' and 66°30'S] Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374; USHO chart 5411, 1946; [between 66°00' and 67°20'S] USAAF chart 1762, 1948). Meseta de Hielo Philippi (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947, it was concluded that SwAE had mistaken the present feature for ice shelf of a different character (Mason, 1950a, p.153). The feature was renamed Philippi Rise (mapped incorrectly as separated from Jason Peninsula by a channel filled with ice shelf) (BA chart 3570,; APC, 1955, p.17; DCS 601 sheet 66 62, 1955). Philippi Is (Kosack, 1954, Tafel 46). Further survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in September 1955 showed that the present feature is joined to Jason Peninsula by a narrow neck of land (BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Phillipi [sic] Ice Plateau (USHO chart 958, 1956). Alturas Philippi (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957). Vozvyshenost' Filippi (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cumbres Philippi (Chile. DNH chart 1500, 1963; IHA, 1974, p.226). Alturas Phillippi [sic] (Pierrou, 1970, p.589). Cumbres Phllippi [sic] (Chile. IH chart 58, 1971). Philippi Høga (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973). [Philippi Glacier, South Georgia, is also named after Dr E. Philippi (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.68).]

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66° 06' 00.0" S
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62° 16' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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