Name details

Scythian Nunatak

Scythian Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Scythian Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139454

Feature type: Nunatak

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

An isolated feature approximately 2.7km south of Windwhistle Peak in the Allan Hills. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MC06

Named For

Discovered by NZARP Allan Hills Expedition (1946). The nunatak was found to be continually shrouded in drifting snow and was named after the land of the Scythians which, according to the Romans, had this peculiarity in common.

Location

Latitude:
76° 44' 04.1" S
-76.73446°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
159° 46' 21.8" E
159.77271°
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Altitude:
1833 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Coordinates also checked against REMA 8m tile 17_36

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Jul-1965

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