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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United States Gazetteer Id 127634

Feature type: Escarpment (2f)

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

An E-W escarpment along the south side of Uranus Glacier on the east side of Alexander Island. The scarp was photographed by Lincoln Ellsworth, Nov. 23, 1935, in the course of a trans-Antarctic flight and was plotted from the photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Named by UK-APC from association with Uranus Glacier after Gerald P. Kuiper, the American astronomer who in 1948 discovered Miranda, one of the satellites of Uranus.

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
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1975

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