Feature Type

Feature Type Name




A rounded and gently sloping elevation in the surface of an inland ice sheet. Ice domes do not have precisely defined margins and may cover very large areas - more than 100,000km sq, for example.


Currently includes hillocks from the ADD, as domes and hillocks are grouped together.

Table Name


Australia's Implementation Table Names


SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Feature Class

2a - Elevated features - Large conspicuous heights

The following have been used in the definition of this feature type

  • Armstrong, T., Roberts, B. and Swithinbank, C. - Illustrated Glossary of Snow and Ice, Cambridge Press for Scott Polar Research Institute, 1966

The following have been used in categorising this feature type

  • Geography
  • Ice Features
Code Name Definition   Data type Values UoM Used by these Feature Types
1042 Dataset_Id An unique identifier of the dataset the feature belongs to Mandatory number(4)     Types
1150 Q_Info An unique identifier pointing to additional data quality information not included in the metadata record. Mandatory number(5)     Types
1090 SCAR_Gaz_Id Reference number as in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Mandatory number(10)     Types
1127 SCAR_Name A placename name in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. These names have been contributed by national gazetteers. Mandatory character(100)     Types