Name details

Kon-Tiki Nunatak

Kon-Tiki Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Kon-Tiki Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139975

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

Raft-like nunatak rising to 1301m, surmounting Cooper Icefalls in the centre of Nimrod Glacier.

Named For

Seen by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961-62) and named after the raft Kon-Tiki upon which Thor Heyerdahl drifted across the Pacific Ocean from east to west in 1947 to validate his theories.

Location

Latitude:
82° 33' 00.0" S
-82.55000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
159° 52' 00.0" E
159.86667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
934 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:
28-Jun-1962

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