Vinson Plateau

SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 18782

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Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The summit plateau of Vinson Massif, Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains. Extending 9 km between Goodge Col and Hammer Col linking it to the north-central part of Sentinel Range to the NNW and to Craddock Massif to the SSE respectively, and 4.5 km wide between Branscomb Peak and Silverstein Peak to the W and Schoening Peak and Marts Peak to the E. Elevation from 4000 m to 4600 m above sea level. Rising from the plateau is Mount Vinson (4892 m), the summit of Antarctica, and several other peaks higher than 4700 m but of modest prominence Clinch Peak (4841 m), Corbet Peak (4822 m), Silverstein Peak (4790 m), Schoening Peak (4743 m) and Hollister Peak (4729 m). US mapping in 1988. The feature takes its name from Vinson Massif, honouring the US statesman Carl Vinson (1883-1981).

Location

Latitude:
78° 32' 00.0" S
-78.533°
Accurate to 0m
Longitude:
85° 35' 00.0" W
-85.583°
Accurate to 0m
Altitude:
4600 m
Accurate to 0m
Region:
Not recorded

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown The coordinates for this place name were derived from Map id 0 - This map does not exist in the SCAR Map Catalogue. in the SCAR Map Catalogue.
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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:
14-Sep-2010

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