Name details

Jacka Valley

Jacka Valley (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Jacka Valley  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 134421

Feature type: Valley

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.

Narrative

The name Jacka Valley has been used by expeditioners to Heard Island since the 1960s for the valley formed by the Jacka Glacier. The Jacka Glacier has been retreating since first named in the 1940s and has now retreated to a small area high above the valley floor. The Jacka Glacier was named for Fred J Jacka, physicist, 1948 ANARE Heard Island Expedition and proposed by the 1948 ANARE. With the retreat of the glacier it was decided to name the new valley using the original name.

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Location

Latitude:
52° 59' 50.5" S
- 52.99736°
Accurate to 50m
Longitude:
73° 20' 05.6" E
73.33489°
Accurate to 50m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Georeferenced Satellite Image
Source Name:
World View 23/3/2008
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( Heard_WorldView-1_23MAR08 - Heard Island WorldView-1 Image (23 March 2008) orthorectification )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Worldview
Remote sensing:
World View 23/3/2008 Satellite Cat ID 1958

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
1-May-2005

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