Nilsen Plateau

Nilsen Plateau (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Nilsen Plateau  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 10278
Name ID: 129419

Feature type: Plateau (2h)

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 rugged, ice-covered plateau which, including Fram Mesa, is about 30 mi long and 1 to 12 mi wide, rising to 3,940 m between the upper reaches of the Amundsen and Scott Glaciers, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered in November 1911 by the Norwegian expedition under Roald Amundsen, and named by him for Capt. Thorvald Nilsen, commander of the ship Fram.

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Location

Latitude:
86° 20' 00.0" S
- 86.33333°
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Longitude:
158° 00' 00.0" W
-158.00000°
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Altitude:
3940 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Scale:
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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-1966

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