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Dibble Bluff

Dibble Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Dibble Bluff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 113150

Feature type: Bluff (2f)


This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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A conspicuous rock bluff approximately 3.1km southwest of Mount Hayward, on the west side of White Island, Ross Archipelago. The bluff rises abruptly from McMurdo Ice Shelf to over 400 metres.

Named For

Named by United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1999) after Ray R. Dibble, Department of Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, who first visited Antarctica in 1962 to record ice-quakes. He was a member of the International Mount Erebus expeditions between 1974 and 1991, including the International Mount Erebus Seismic Study (IMESS). He lead the Erebus Eruption Mechanism Study (IMEEMS) by Victoria University and NIPR Japan from 1985 to 1991. He was a guest member of the US Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory to operate the seismic recordings from 1994 to 1998. At the time of naming (2001) he was converting all old IMESS seismic recording from NIPR Japan into digital format, on behalf of Victoria University as an Honorary Researcher.


78° 07' 00.0" S
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167° 13' 00.0" E
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86 m
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Location Method:
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
REMA 8m tile 18_33 release 1.1
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Polar Geospatial Center
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Not Applicable


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