Name details

Scylla Glacier

Scylla Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Scylla Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 500

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A large glacier flowing east between the Athos and Porthos Ranges, Prince Charles Mountains, in Mac.Robertson Land. Discovered in December, 1956, by the ANARE southern party led by William G. Bewsher. Named after Homer''''s Scylla. Mythology - Scylla is a dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Strait of Messina, facing Charybdis, a whirlpool on the Sicilian side, both personified in classical mythology as female monsters. (The Macquarie Dictionary - 3rd edition).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 22' 00.1" S
- 70.36669°
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Longitude:
65° 30' 00.0" E
65.50000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
22-Jul-1957

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