Rotch Dome

Rotch Dome (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Rotch Dome  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 12395
Name ID: 110946

Feature type: Dome

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

ice cap rising to 360m between Barclay Bay and Walker Bay, W Livingston Island, was photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by FIDASE, 1955-56; in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named after the brothers William Rotch (1734-1828) and Francis Rotch (1750-1822), American whaling merchants of Nantucket and New Bedford, Mass., pioneers of the southern whale fishery, whose ships also inaugurated the Canton fur trade for sealers (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Domo Rotch (Hernández P. and Azcárate M., 1971, map p.20).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 37' 59.7" S
- 62.63325°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 52' 59.2" W
- 60.88311°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
7-Jul-1959

Related information

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