Name details

The Boil

Boil, The (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

The Boil  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 140046

Feature type: Outcrop

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

A prominent exposed rock on the northwest side of the Reeves Névé, in Victoria Land. It rises to c.2230m and is 10.5km east of Shepard Cliff. Feature depicted on: NZMS 166 SS55-57/12 (Oct 1965).

Named For

First proposed as 'Carbuncle', a descriptive name was applied by the Southern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) during a visit to the feature in December 1962. While they were camped nearby for five days one of the members was ill with a boil on his hand. An astronomical station was established on the feature.

Location

Latitude:
74° 08' 57.3" S
-74.14924°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
161° 33' 40.9" E
161.56137°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
2231 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Coordinates also checked against Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018 : SETSM_WV01_20161018_1020010055765400_10200100560EE200_seg1_2m_v1.0_dem. Note, US position/depiction on equivalent topo map is either for a different feature, or applying the name to a wider feature. Height at reference point.

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
24-May-2018

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