Name details

Shackleton Ice Shelf

Shackleton Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Shackleton Ice Shelf  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 731

Feature type: Ice shelf

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 extensive ice shelf off the coast of Queen Mary Land extending up to 170 km northwards and stretching along the coast from Junction Corner (94 degrees 45' E) to at least the Denman Glacier (99 degrees E). Recent Soviet charts show the shelf extending as far east as 105 degrees E., but there are some doubts as to whether this is one continuous ice shelf or two shelves separated by the Denman and Scott Glaciers. The eastern part of the ice shelf was sighted by the US Exploring Expedition under Wilkes in February, 1840. The western portion was explored by the Western Base Party of AAE (1911-14).

Named For

Named by Sir Douglas Mawson after Sir Ernest Shackleton, British Antarctic explorer.

Location

Latitude:
65° 59' 46.0" S
- 65.99611°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
100° 30' 14.0" E
100.50389°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1977
Catalogue id
1801C3
Photographer
Barker, Roger J

Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
Unknown

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