Murphy Rocks

Murphy Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Murphy Rocks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 9990
Name ID: 2458

Feature type: Rock

Origin

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

Narrative

Two rounded, dark grey rocks in the sea about 200 m in diameter and about 2 km offshore in the Vestfold Hills. Survey station NM/S/ 268 was established there in January 1979.

Named For

Brian Murphy made extensive surveys in the Vestfold Hills in 1978-79, including doppler fixes, a tellurometer survey, heights by reciprocal vertical angles and a site survey of Davis Station

Location

Latitude:
68° 13' 59.9" S
- 68.23330°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 43' 59.9" E
78.73330°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
0 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

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:
18-Oct-1979

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