Dome Argus

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

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

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Place ID: 501
Name ID: 121907

Feature type: Dome (12)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The highest ice feature in Antarctica, comprising a dome or eminence of just over 4,000 m elevation, located near the center of East Antarctica and approximately midway between the head of Lambert Glacier and the South Pole. At first called "Dome A," details of the morphology of this feature were determined by the SPRI-NSF-TUD airborne radio echo sounding program, 1967-79. Named by SPRI from Greek mythology; Argus built the ship in which Jason and the Argonauts traveled.

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Location

Latitude:
81° 00' 00.0" S
- 81.00000°
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Longitude:
77° 00' 00.0" E
77.00000°
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Altitude:
4000 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
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Date approved:
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