Name details

Dome Argus

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 410

Feature type: Dome

Origin

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

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Narrative

The highest ice feature (4 000 m+) in Antarctica. It is located within the AAT near the western boundary with Dronning Maud Land, and overlies the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains. Mapped in detail by radio echo sounding by the Scott Polar Research Institute and formerly designated Dome "A". Named after Argus the ship that carried Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. Note: In Dec 2016, the name was changed from Argus Dome to Dome Argus. Documentation shows the approved name was Dome Argus.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
80° 21' 00.0" S
- 80.350°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
77° 24' 00.0" E
77.400°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
4090 m
Accurate to 1m
Region:
Not recorded

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Slope corrected orthometric heights of Antarctica derived from ERS Radar Altimetry
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( GRI_ORT_SLC_FIN - Slope corrected orthometric heights of Antarctica derived from ERS Radar Altimetry )
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
D.Smith
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
3-Dec-1982

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