Name details

Orton Reef

Orton Reef (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Orton Reef  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 2260

Feature type: Reef

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 shoal of rock, about 45 m in diameter, with a least depth of 61 cm, 3.7 km from the summit of Shirley Island, Windmill Islands. Charted during a hydrographic survey of Newcomb Bay and Approaches by d' A.T. Gale, hydrographic surveyor with the ANARE Expedition on the MV Thala Dan, 1962, led by Phillip Law. Named after Dr. M.N. Orton, medical officer at Wilkes in 1961, who assisted with the survey.  

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 15' 46.4" S
- 66.26289°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
110° 32' 51.0" E
110.54750°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
0 m
Accurate to 5m

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Windmill Islands 1:50000 GIS Dataset
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( Wind50k - Windmill Islands 1:50000 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

Location checked against RAN soundings

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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