Name details

Hourglass Lake

Hourglass Lake (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Hourglass Lake  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139383

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Small meltwater lake midway between Webb Lake and Lake Vashka in Barwick Valley, Victoria Land. Depending on levels, the two parts of the feature may be very narrowly connected or two distinct lakes with a channel between them. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-ME08

Named For

The descriptive name was given in 1964 by American geologist Parker Emerson Calkin and alludes to the outline of the lake.

Location

Latitude:
77° 20' 34.7" S
-77.34299°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
161° 02' 59.4" E
161.04984°
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Altitude:
619 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

Point is in the centre of the hourglass, the feature having seperated into two lakes since named. Coordinates also compared against 0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018, 1020010018A94E00. Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Jul-1971

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