Cumpston Massif

Cumpston Massif (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cumpston Massif  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 3200
Name ID: 1309

Feature type: Massif

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A prominent, flat-topped rock outcrop, about 2,070 m high, 14.5 km long and 7-13 km wide, at the junction of the Lambert and Mellor Glaciers in Mac.Robertson Land. Discovered in November, 1956, from an ANARE aircraft. Named for Dr J S Cumpston (then) of the Aust Dept of External Affairs who, with E P Bayliss, was responsible for the map of Ant. pub. in 1939 by the (then) Property and Survey Branch, Dept of the Interior, Canberra.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
73° 36' 00.0" S
- 73.60000°
Accurate to 300m
Longitude:
66° 48' 00.0" E
66.80000°
Accurate to 300m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Satellite Image
Source Name:
LIMA - Landsat Image Mosaic Antarctica
Source Identifier:
Satellite image ( Satellite Image Catalogue - Scene Id E132_RGB_321_1X not in the Satellite Image Catalogue. )
Source Scale:
1:25000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
USGS - United States Geological Survey
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
10-Aug-1966

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