Name details

Blood Falls

Blood Falls (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Blood Falls  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139528

Feature type: Fall

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

An area of discharge that is a bright orange-red iron-rich saline of subglacial origin that emerges at the snout of Taylor Glacier at the western end of Lake Bonney. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF09

Named For

The name is descriptive and named by ACAN for use in scientific investigations and scientific literature. The saline discharges from Taylor Glacier were described in Black, Jackson and Berg (1965) 'Saline Discharge from Taylor Glacier', from an event in 1962. It is not clear exactly when 'Blood Falls' was first coined but was in use as early as 1993/94.

Location

Latitude:
77° 43' 19.9" S
-77.72219°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
162° 16' 24.4" E
162.27344°
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Altitude:
75 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
McMurdo Dry Valleys LiDAR 2014-15
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
5-Jun-2014

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