Name details

Vestfold Hills

Vestfold Hills (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Vestfold Hills  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 718

Feature type: Hill

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

An area of ice-free mainland rock and off-shore islands covering an area of about 512 square km on the Ingrid Christensen Coast. The rounded hills are mostly between 30 and 100 m above sea level and have a maximum height of 159 m. Discovered and named by a Norwegian expedition under Capt. Klarius Mikkelsen in 1935, when a brief landing was made in the northern part of the area. Further brief landings were made by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1939. The Vestfold Hills were photographed from the air by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37) and USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). Landings were made and exploration carried out in 1954 and 1955 by ANARE led by Phillip Law, who established Davis station in January, 1957. Named after Vestfold, a county in Norway.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 33' 00.0" S
- 68.55000°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 15' 00.0" E
78.25000°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
159 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1993
Catalogue id
2274B1
Photographer
Goddard, Jane

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Vestfold Hills Topographic GIS Dataset
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( vest_hills_gis - Vestfold Hills 1:25000 Topographic GIS Dataset )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Metadata for coordinates and origin of topographic data.

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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