Weddell Arm

Weddell Arm (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Weddell Arm  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 15830
Name ID: 11

Feature type: Arm

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

The southernmost and westernmost arm of Long Fjord in the Vestfold Hills. Mapped from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition 91936-37).

Named For

First visited by an ANARE party led by Phillip Law in January, 1955, and again visited in 1957 by ANARE parties from Davis station who found large numbers of Weddell seals breeding in the area, hence the name.

Location

Latitude:
68° 32' 08.9" S
-68.53581°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 06' 52.6" E
78.11461°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
0 m
Unknown precision

Images


©Nathan Saunders 2009
Catalogue id
IA22040
Caption
Weddell Arm, Vestfold Hills. Taken from helicopter at height of 1600 feet. Looking West.
Photographer
Saunders, Nathan

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:
29-Apr-1958

Related information

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