Name Details: Organic Lake (Australian Antarctic Gazetteer)

Organic Lake

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1245

Feature type: Water body

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

This hypersaline lake in the Vestfold Hills is richly served by organic inputs from penguins. As a result crusts of dead algae surround the lake and the water has an "earthy smell". Named for the outstanding characteristic of the lake.

Location

Latitude:
68° 27' 23.4" S
-68.456°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 11' 22.6" E
78.190°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
2 m
Accurate to 5m
Region:
Vestfold Hills

Images


©Belinda Reynolds 2009
Catalogue id
IA21962
Caption
Organic Lake, Vestfold Hills. Taken from helicopter at height of 1100 feet. Looking South.
Photographer
Reynolds, Belinda

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Vestfold Hills Topographic GIS Dataset
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Metadata for coordinates and origin of topographic data.

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
26-Jul-1983

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