Name details

Drillhole Spur

Drillhole Spur (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Drillhole Spur  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

New Zealand Gazetteer Id 113188

Feature type: Spur (2f)

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

An undersea spur in McMurdo Sound off Cape Bernacchi with shallows to 110m up to 25km offshore, in the Ross Sea Region. Icebergs collect at this and two similar banks to the north becoming refrozen in place. Feature shown on: Chart NZ 14900

Named For

Three scientific holes were drilled in the spur, chosen due to the shallow depth and the convenience of the feature being in a fast ice zone. At the time the third hole (CIROS 1) was the deepest hole drilled into the Antarctic continental shelf (702m). Originally proposed as Drillhole Submarine Spur by Sorrenson, but altered due to length.

Location

Latitude:
77° 25' 00.0" S
-77.41667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
164° 20' 00.0" E
164.33333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ Hydrographic Chart
Source Identifier:
NZ 14900 : April 1998
Source Scale:
1:2000000
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Depth 114m at shallowest per Pyne, A.R., Ward B.L., Macpherson. A.J, Barrett P.J., 1852: McMurdo Sound: Bathymetry, 1:250 000, NZ Oceanographic Institute Chart Miscellaneous Series No. 62

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
29-Jun-1989

Display Scales

Note These display scales were chosen for use by Australia, with an emphasis on East Antarctica.
          For example, selecting 'Aus_display_scale_20M' would only return names that would appear on a 1:20 million scale map.

Aus_display_scale_20M: No      Aus_display_scale_10M: No     
Aus_display_scale_5M: No      Aus_display_scale_2M: No     
Aus_display_scale_1M: No      Aus_display_scale_500k: No     
Aus_display_scale_250k: No      Aus_display_scale_100k: No     
Aus_display_scale_50k: No      Aus_display_scale_25k: No     
Aus_display_scale_10k: No      Aus_display_scale_5k: No     
Aus_display_scale_1k: No     


Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View New Zealand or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.