Name details

Mertz Glacier

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 593

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

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

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Narrative

A glacier occupying a deep depression, extending for 80 km inland from Buchanan Bay in George V Land and averaging over 32 km wide. Discovered by AAE (1911-14) under Sir Douglas Mawson, who named it after Dr Xavier Mertz, a member of the expedition who lost his life on the far-east sledge journey.

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Location

Latitude:
67° 40' 00.1" S
- 67.66669°
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Longitude:
144° 30' 00.0" E
144.50000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
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Date approved:
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