Name details

Compton Glacier

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

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

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 616

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

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

Narrative

A large glacier on the north east coast of Heard Island. The feature was named after G.S. Compton, assistant surveyor, 1948 ANARE Heard Island Expedition.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
53° 04' 36.5" S
- 53.07681°
Accurate to 20m
Longitude:
73° 35' 18.6" E
73.58850°
Accurate to 20m
Altitude:
850 m
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1971
Catalogue id
1881C5
Photographer
Budd, Grahame M

Map

Source

Location Method:
Georeferenced Satellite Image
Source Name:
World View 23/3/2008
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( Heard_WorldView-1_23MAR08 - Heard Island WorldView-1 Image (23 March 2008) orthorectification )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
DigitalGlobe
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
21-Oct-1952

Display Scales

Note These display scales were chosen for use by Australia, with an emphasis on East Antarctica.
          For example, selecting 'Aus_display_scale_20M' would only return names that would appear on a 1:20 million scale map.

Aus_display_scale_20M: No      Aus_display_scale_10M: No     
Aus_display_scale_5M: No      Aus_display_scale_2M: No     
Aus_display_scale_1M: No      Aus_display_scale_500k: No     
Aus_display_scale_250k: No      Aus_display_scale_100k: No     
Aus_display_scale_50k: Yes      Aus_display_scale_25k: No     
Aus_display_scale_10k: No      Aus_display_scale_5k: No     
Aus_display_scale_1k: No     


Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View Australian or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.