Sørsdal Glacier

Sørsdal Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sørsdal Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 13698
Name ID: 435

Feature type: Glacier

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 glacier about 15 km wide, flowing WNW and terminating in a prominent glacier tongue south of Crooked Fjord and the Vestfold Hills. Discovered and charted in February, 1935, by a Norwegian expedition under Captain Klarius Mikkelsen.

Named For

Named Sørsdalbreen after Lief Sørsdal, a Norwegian dentist and a member of the party which landed at the northern end of the Vestfold Hills.

Location

Latitude:
68° 42' 00.0" S
-68.70000°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
78° 10' 00.1" E
78.16669°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
82 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©Nathan Saunders 2009
Catalogue id
IA22001
Caption
Sørsdal Glacier, 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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