Name details

Sigrid Pond

Sigrid Pond (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sigrid Pond  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139280

Feature type: Water body

Origin

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

Narrative

Located on the north side of Pearse Valley. This small frozen lake is of significance because of its history of partial drying up. As of last review (2019) the feature appears to have nearly split in two. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF08

Named For

The name was proposed by VUWAE (Victoria University Antarctic Expedition) and stated to be in theme with other first names for women used in the vicinity. As no features in the vicinity appear to be women's first names, this theme may have been used by VUWAE unofficially for minor features - a VUWAE publication from 1979 appears to refer to an adjacent pond as 'Mae West Pond'. Due to a lack of information 'Sigrid' is assumed to be on theme with other Nordic mythological and legendary names in the vicinity.

Location

Latitude:
77° 42' 30.3" S
-77.70843°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
161° 34' 54.5" E
161.58180°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
445 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:50000
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Position also checked against McMurdo Dry Valleys LiDAR 2014-15, taylor_west_atm_2001_dem_v5, and historic TMA aerial photography, to confirm the extent of the feature at the time it was named.

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Sep-1977

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