Eric Norman Webb - Biographical Notes
Chief Magnetician - Aurora 1911-1913
Single, was an Associate of Civil Engineering of Canterbury
University College, and, for the five months previous to joining
the Expedition, carried out magnetic observations under the
Carnegie Institute of Washington, U.S.A. At the Main Base (Adelie
Land) E. N. Webb was Chief Magnetician, accompanying the Southern
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic
Landmarks named after Eric Norman Webb
Feature Type: valley
Description: A subglacial trench in the NW part of Wilkes Subglacial Basin, to the W of Southern Cross Subglacial Highlands, in East Antarctica. The feature was delineated by the SPRI-NSF-TUD airborne radio echo sounding program, 1967-79.
Feature Name: Cape Webb
Feature Type: cape
Description: A coastal point separating Ainsworth Bay and Doolette Bay, also serving to mark on the W the depression occupied by Ninnis Glacier. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.
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