Feature type: Coast
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
NW coast of Ronne Ice Shelf from Cape Adams to Cape Zumberge, was seen from the air at the cliffs of Dodson Peninsula (q.v.) and SW-ward by RARE, 21 November 1947; named Orville Escarpment after Capt. Howard Thomas Orville, USN (1901-60), of Washington, DC, meteorologist, Head of the Naval Aerological Service, 1940-43, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air), 1943-50, who was largely responsible for formulating the RARE meteorological programme ([between c. 75°10'S 63°00'W and 77°30'S 71°30'W] Ronne, 1948b, map p.357 and p.391; AGS map, 1962b). Orville-Steilrand (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Acantilado Orville (Lliboutry, 1956, map p.440). Acantilados Orville (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.231; IHA, 1974, p.217). The coast was photographed from the air by USN, 1965-67, and mapped from air photographs by USGS. Obryv Orvill (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Orville Coast, as now defined (USGS sketch map Ellsworth Land-Palmer Land, 1969; APC, 1975, p.4; BA, 1976, p.4; BAS 500P sheet SS 17-20/SE, 1-DOS 1981).
No images of this place could be found.
British: Large scale (max 1:100,000), Medium scale (between 1:100,000 and 1:250,000), Small scale (min 1:250,000 )
All: Large scale (max 1:100,000), Medium scale (between 1:100,000 and 1:250,000), Small scale (min 1:250,000 )