Mount Murphy

Murphy, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Murphy  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 9992
Name ID: 129222

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

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

A massive, snow-covered mountain with steep, rocky slopes, rising to 2,705 m directly S of Bear Peninsula, Marie Byrd Land. The mountain is bounded by the Smith, Pope and Haynes Glaciers. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation HighJump in January 1947. Named by US-ACAN for Robert Cushman Murphy of the American Museum of Natural History, noted authority on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic bird life. While serving on the whaler and charted the Bay of Isles region of South Georgia.

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Location

Latitude:
75° 20' 00.0" S
- 75.33333°
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Longitude:
110° 44' 00.0" W
-110.73333°
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Altitude:
2705 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1955

Related information

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