Ellis Fjord

Ellis Fjord (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Ellis Fjord  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 4197
Name ID: 421

Feature type: Fjord

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 narrow inlet about 33 km long, between Mule Peninsula and Broad Peninsula in the Vestfold Hills on the Ingrid Christensen Coast. Photographed by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37), and plotted by Norwegian cartographers as a bay and a remnant lake which were called Mulvik (Snout Bay) and Langevatnet (The Long Lake) respectively. Analysis by Dr. John Roscoe of air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47) showed these two features to be connected. The feature was renamed Ellis Fjord by Roscoe after Edwin E. Ellis, who served as aerial photographer on USN Operation Highjump in this area. First visited by an ANARE party led by Phillip Law on 31 January, 1955.

Named For

Edwin E. Ellis

Location

Latitude:
68° 36' 10.8" S
-68.60300°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 07' 55.2" E
78.13200°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
0 m
Unknown precision

Images


©Nathan Saunders 2009
Catalogue id
IA21886
Caption
Ellis Fjord, Vestfold Hills. Taken from helicopter at height of 2500 feet. Looking East.
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:
Unknown

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