Mount Kirkby

Kirkby, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Kirkby  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 7561
Name ID: 1381

Feature type: Mountain

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

A very large, prominent, flat-topped mountain on the northern face of the Porthos Range in the Prince Charles Mountains. It is approximately 9 km long east-west and 4 km wide at the western end, tapering to the east. It rises to approximmately 2,100m (about 460 m above the plateau). First visited by the ANARE southern party led by William G. Bewsher in December, 1956. Named after S.L. Kirkby, surveyor at Mawson in 1956 and 1960.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 26' 34.5" S
- 70.44292°
Accurate to 200m
Longitude:
65° 11' 24.8" E
65.19022°
Accurate to 200m
Altitude:
2050 m
Accurate to 100m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1970
Catalogue id
2017B6
Photographer
Manning, John

Map

Source

Location Method:
Satellite Image
Source Name:
LIMA - Landsat Image Mosaic Antarctica
Source Identifier:
Satellite image ( Satellite Image Catalogue - Scene Id E132-RGB_321_1X not in the Satellite Image Catalogue. )
Source Scale:
1:30000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic FDivision
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
USGS - United States Geological Survey
Remote sensing:
Height of mountain is from ASTER DEM. Height corresponds to description of mountain as being 460m above the plateau.

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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