Name details

Fontaine Bluff

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

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

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139364

Feature type: Bluff

Origin

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

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A bluff 9km west of Cape Murray and 7km north of Cheney Bluff, on the southern side of Carlyon Glacier. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MM07

Named For

Mapped from air photographs taken by the US Navy. Named by US-ACAN after Lt. Cdr. R K Fontaine, USN, commander of USS Hissem on ocean station duty in support of aircraft flights between New Zealand and McMurdo Sound during Operation Deepfreeze 1964.

Location

Latitude:
79° 34' 47.8" S
-79.57994°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
159° 42' 31.2" E
159.70866°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
450 m
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-May-1965

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