Name details

Dione Nunataks

Dione Nunataks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Dione Nunataks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 124372

Feature type: Nunatak (2b)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Rock exposures at the head of Saturn Glacier, 9 mi W of Deimos Ridge in the SE part of Alexander Island. The nunataks appear to have been first seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos obtained on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. Remapped from air photos taken by the RARE, 1947-48, by Searle of the FIDS in 1960. Named by the UK-APC from association with Saturn Glacier, Dione being one of the satellites of Saturn.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 56' 00.0" S
- 71.93333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
69° 06' 00.0" W
- 69.10000°
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:
1-Jan-1961

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