Name details

Kuiper Scarp

Kuiper Scarp (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Kuiper Scarp  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109675

Feature type: Escarpment

Origin

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:

Narrative

rising to 810m on S side of Uranus Glacier, Alexander Island, was photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935, and roughly mapped from air photographs by Joerg (1937, map B following p.444); surveyed from the ground by BAS, 1961-73; in association with the names of the planets and their satellites in this area, named after Gerald Peter Kuiper (1905-73), American astronomer, who in 1948 discovered Miranda (Miranda Peaks, q.v.), a satellite of Saturn; Professor of Astronomy, University of Chicago, 1943-60; Head, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1960-73 (APC, 1975, p.4; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/14, 2-DOS 1984).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 26' 00.0" S
- 71.43333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 27' 00.0" W
- 68.45000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Dec-1974

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