Shield Lake

Shield Lake (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Shield Lake  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 13169
Name ID: 1284

Feature type: Water body

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A lake, shaped like a shield in plan, just south of Ekho Lake on Broad Peninsula, Vestfold Hills. The lake was one of several lakes investigated by ANARE biologists wintering at Davis in 1974.

Named For

The lake is shaped like a shield in plan view.

Location

Latitude:
68° 31' 48.0" S
- 68.53000°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 15' 54.0" E
78.26500°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
-7.5 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©Nathan Saunders 2009
Catalogue id
IA21989
Caption
Shield Lake, Vestfold Hills. Taken from helicopter at height of 1500 feet. Looking North.
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:
27-Aug-1975

Related information

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