Name details

Mount Dixon

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

Mount Dixon  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 2017

Feature type: Peak

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.

Narrative

The high point, about 670 metres high near the centre of the Laurens Peninsula, Heard Island. Named after Lt-Cmdr George M. Dixon, RANVR, Commanding Officer of HMAS Labuan (formerly LST 3501) which landed and relieved the 1948 and 1949 parties of ANARE.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
52° 59' 49.5" S
- 52.99708°
Accurate to 50m
Longitude:
73° 17' 28.2" E
73.29117°
Accurate to 50m
Altitude:
670 m
Accurate to 10m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1985
Catalogue id
1891A3
Caption
Mt Dixon from Macey Cone
Photographer
Hitchman, Adrian

Map

Source

Location Method:
Georeferenced Satellite Image
Source Name:
Quickbird Image 30/03/ 2006 Satellite Cat ID 461
Source Identifier:
Satellite image ( Satellite Image Catalogue - Scene Id Satellite Cat ID 461 not in the Satellite Image Catalogue. )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Worldview
Remote sensing:
Position and height of Mount Dixon derived using combination of Quickbird imagery and TerraSarX DEM data.

Comments

Altitude from: A Digital Elevation Model of Heard Island derived from TerraSAR satellite imagery Entry ID: heard_dem_terrasar

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
21-Oct-1952

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