Larsen Ice Front

Larsen Ice Front (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Larsen Ice Front  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 8148
Name ID: 109740

Feature type: Ice front


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.


seaward face of Larsen Ice Shelf (q.v.) formerly between Cape Longing, Nordenskjöld Coast, and Cape Mackintosh, Black Coast. Following the retreat of the northern part of the ice shelf, in 2000, between Seal Nunataks, Nordenskjöld Coast and Cape Mackintosh, Black Coast. The following synonyms refer specifically to the ice front as opposed to the ice shelf. (Where the term "barrier", or its equivalent, is used, some synonyms for the ice shelf may also refer to the ice front). Larsens Isbarriere (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Christensen's Barrière, referring to ice front S of Nordenskjöld Coast after C. Christensen (Christensen Nunatak, q.v.), Larsens Barriere, referring to ice front on Nordenskjöld Coast (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Larsen Barrier (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.496). Larsen Eis Barriere (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). Larsen Barrier Edge (USHO chart 5411, 1940). Larsen Ice Barrier (BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940). Larsen Barriären (Liljeqvist, 1944, map facing p.204). Barrera de Larsen (Cordovez Madariaga, 1945, p.168). Barrera de Hielos Larsen (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Barrera de Hielo Larsen (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Barrera de Larsen (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.203). Larsen's Ice Barrier (James, 1949, p.46). Larsen Ice Front ([referring to part between Seal Nunataks and Cape Mackintosh] APC, 1955, p.13; [referring to whole ice front] APC, 1977, p.19). Barriera di Ghiaccio Larsen (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Larsen Ice-edge (BA, 1961, p.146). Orilla de la Planicie de Hielo de Larsen (Chile. IGM map 11, 1966). Recent mapping of the ice front is based for Nordenskjöld Coast on air photography by USN, 1969, and elsewhere on USNOAA imagery, 1977-79 (BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). [

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68° 00' 00.0" S
- 68.00000°
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60° 00' 00.0" W
- 60.00000°
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Not recorded
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