Name details

Mercator Ice Piedmont

Mercator Ice Piedmont (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mercator Ice Piedmont  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 128805

Feature type: Piedmont (12)

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

A gently-sloping ice piedmont at the head of Mobiloil Inlet, formed by the confluence of the Gibbs, Lammers, Cole and Weyerhaeuser Glaciers in eastern Graham Land. The feature was first photographed from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth in Nov. 1935, and was plotted from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg as the lower end of a "major valley depression" along the coast. First seen from the ground by F. Ronne and C.R. Eklund of USAS, 1939-41, which also obtained air photos. Surveyed by the FIDS in Dec. 1958. Named by UK-APC after Gerardus Mercator (1512-94), Flemish mathematician and geographer, originator of the map projection which bears his name, 1568.

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Location

Latitude:
68° 37' 00.0" S
- 68.61667°
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Longitude:
65° 30' 00.0" W
- 65.50000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1962

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