Name details

Purcell Snowfield

Purcell Snowfield (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Purcell Snowfield  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110742

Feature type: Snowfield

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

rising to c. 500m between Colbert Mountains to W and Douglas Range to E, bounded by Handel Ice Piedmont to N and by Vivaldi Gap and Lully Foothills to S, was photographed from the air by RARE in 1947 and mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959; in association with the names of composers in this area, named after Henry Purcell (1659-95), English composer ([in 70°29'S 69°55'W] APC, 1961, p.3; DOS 710 sheet 14, 1963; Searle, 1963, end map; [co-ordinates corrected from USLANDSAT imagery of January 1973] APC, 1977, p.27; BAS 250P sheets SR 19-20/9, 1-DOS 1978 and 2-DOS 1982).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 34' 00.0" S
- 70.56667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
69° 45' 00.0" W
- 69.75000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
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:
2-Mar-1961

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