Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
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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Feature type: Fjord
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:
A narrow marine inlet about 12km long, between Mule Peninsula and Broad Peninsula in the Vestfold Hills on the Ingrid Christensen Coast. It extends from McLean Point to Ellis Rapids where there is a distinct change in elevation separating the marine and freshwater
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.