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 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:
An isolated moraine, 5.2km long, 54.4km west of Reckling Peak, to the west of the head of Mawson Glacier in Victoria Land. The moraine, described in some reports as an ice core moraine, is situated along a long, narrow patch of bare ice that extends west from Reckling Peak for approximately 90km.
The feature was noted in U.S. satellite imagery of 1973, and in aerial photographs obtained subsequently, by William R. MacDonald of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who originally described it to William A. Cassidy as "a possible nunatak having an outline similar to an elephant." Several U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field parties led by Cassidy successfully searched for meteorites at this moraine from the 1979-80 season. The descriptive name was approved by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1989.
No images of this place could be found.