Name details

Nilsen Bay

Nilsen Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Nilsen Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 127

Feature type: Bay

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 small bay just west of the Strahan Glacier on the Lars Christensen Coast of Mac.Robertson Land. Discovered by BANZARE (1929-31) under Sir Douglas Mawson, who named it after the master of the Norwegian whaler Sir James Clark Ross which transported coal to Antarctic waters for the Discovery. On the map published in the Geographic Journal of August, 1932, a wide bay between Cape Daly and the Strahan Glacier is called Nielsen Bay. Recent examination of Sir Douglas Mawson's notes shows that the bay was placed too far west and the name mis-spelt.

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Location

Latitude:
67° 36' 00.0" S
- 67.60000°
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Longitude:
64° 34' 00.1" E
64.56670°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

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Date approved:
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