Name details

Petersen Bank

Petersen Bank (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Petersen Bank  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 28

Feature type: Bank

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 submarine bank extending NNW from the Budd Coast just west of the Balaena Islands. Plotted by ANARE led by Phillip Law from soundings taken from the MV Kista Dan which sailed along its eastern and western fringes and crossed its southern end in January, 1956. Named after Capt. H.C. Petersen, master of the MV Kista Dan on that voyage.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 46' 55.0" S
- 65.78194°
Accurate to 300m
Longitude:
110° 47' 22.0" E
110.78944°
Accurate to 300m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1993
Catalogue id
3529A5
Photographer
Bell, Kevin

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
GEBCO bathymetric data
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:100000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
GEBCO
Remote sensing:
NOTE: Used LIMA images E158 and E166 in combination with GEBCO bathymetric data to locate the approximate centre of Petersen Bank

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
4-Sep-1956

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