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Scripps Heights

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111093

Feature type: Heights


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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rising to 1690m W of Cape Walcott, Wilkins Coast, bounded by Casey Inlet and Casey Glacier to N and NW, and by Lurabee Glacier and Hogmanay Pass to S and SW, were seen from the air and partially photo- graphed by Wilkins, 20 December 1928; roughly mapped as an island in c. 70°00'S 65°30'W and called Scripps Island after William Edmund Scripps (1882-1952), publisher, of Detroit, Mich. ( [AGS], 1929a, map p.308; Wilkins, 1929, p.367 and map facing p.374; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). Scrippsøen, Scripps Ö (Aagaard, 1930, p.294 and end map). IÎle Scripps (Zimmermann, 1930, map p.347). Scripps Peninsula, following study of Wilkins' air photographs and preliminary reports of BGLE (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444; USHO, 1943, p.272). Scripps Halbinsel (Stocks, chart, 1941). The feature was seen from the air and roughly surveyed from the ground by USAS in 1940. Scrippsøy (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Scripps Ridge ([in 69°05'S 63°30'W] USBGN, 1947, p.228; [in 69°06'S 63°35'] APC, 1955, p.19; DCS 601 sheet 69 62, 1955). The feature was photographed from the air by RARE and surveyed from the ground in its E part by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947; surveyed in its W part by FIDS in December 1960. Khrebet Skrips-Ridzh (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Scripps Heights ([in 60°10'S 63°52'W] APC, 1962, p.28; USBGN, 1962b, p.24; [co-ordinates corrected] DOS 610 sheet W6962, 1963; APC, 1977, p.29).

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69° 09' 00.0" S
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63° 47' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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