Name details

Tombaugh Cliffs

Tombaugh Cliffs (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Tombaugh Cliffs  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

United States Gazetteer Id 132764

Feature type: Cliff (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

Ice-free cliffs which stand at the N side of the mouth of Pluto Glacier and face George VI Sound, on the E side of Alexander Island. Photographed from the air by the RARE, 1947-48; surveyed by FIDS, 1948-50. The naming by the UK-APC continues the astronomy related or celestial theme displayed in the toponymy of this area. Clyde W. Tombaugh, American astronomer at Lowell Observatory, discovered the planet Pluto in 1930.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 05' 00.0" S
- 71.08333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 18' 00.0" W
- 68.30000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

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-1965

Display Scales

Note These display scales were chosen for use by Australia, with an emphasis on East Antarctica.
          For example, selecting 'Aus_display_scale_20M' would only return names that would appear on a 1:20 million scale map.

Aus_display_scale_20M: No      Aus_display_scale_10M: No     
Aus_display_scale_5M: No      Aus_display_scale_2M: No     
Aus_display_scale_1M: No      Aus_display_scale_500k: No     
Aus_display_scale_250k: No      Aus_display_scale_100k: No     
Aus_display_scale_50k: No      Aus_display_scale_25k: No     
Aus_display_scale_10k: No      Aus_display_scale_5k: No     
Aus_display_scale_1k: No     


Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View American or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.