Vostok Subglacial Lake

Vostok Subglacial Lake (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Vostok Subglacial Lake  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 17258
Name ID: 136401

Feature type: Water body (11)

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 subglacial lake at the base of the East Antarctica ice sheet near the Pole of Inaccessability. The lake is estimated to be of 140 by 30 mi extent and of 500 m depth in the deepest S portion. Seismic soundings and echo soundings indicate the lake is 2.3 to 2.6 mi beneath the ice surface at various points of its length. The name derives from the Russian Vostok research station located above the S part of the lake.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
77° 30' 00.0" S
- 77.50000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
106° 00' 00.0" E
106.00000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-2003

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