Elephant Moraine (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Elephant Moraine (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Moraine
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An ice surface moraine some 5.1 km in length and 2.24 km in width lying on the East Antarctic ice sheet about 67 km north west of the Allan Hills in Victoria Land. A 1973 NASA Landsat image of Antarctica first detected what later proved to be an extensive snow-free blue ice area along the coastal margin and inland from the Transantarctic Mountains near the Prince Albert Mountains section. Elephant Moraine, a small part of this area, was later photographed by a USN VXE-6 flight in 1975. The name is descriptive in that when viewed in plan the feature has the appearance of an elephant's head with its trunk pointing north. The name has been established in scientific literature by geophysical researchers searching for meteorites and geologists describing the origin of rock clasts imbedded in the ice of this feature.
descriptive - looks like an elephant's head
No images of this place could be found.