Dufek Coast

Dufek Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Dufek Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 3930
Name ID: 113196

Feature type: Coast (7)

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

That portion of the coast of Antarctica lying to the south of the Ross Ice Shelf between the eastern side of the Beardmore Glacier and the eastern side of the Liv Glacier. Named for Rear Admiral George J Dufek, USN, who served under Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd in the 1939-41, United States Antarctic Service Expedition, and who was selected as commander of the Eastern Task Force of United States Navy Operation "Highjump", 1946-47. He was appointed as Commander US Naval Support Force Antarctica, or Operation Deep Freeze, in August 1954, and during the TAE, 1956-58, he gave all the support within his power to the New Zealand Party. A support station was set up in this region by Rear Admiral Dufek to assist in the flights to the South Pole Station.

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Location

Latitude:
84° 30' 00.0" S
- 84.50000°
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Longitude:
179° 00' 00.0" W
-179.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
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