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Pickering Nunataks: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Pickering Nunataks in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Pickering Nunataks

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11741

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 57' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.95

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975

Description (see definition): A group of nunataks lying 2 mi SW of Mount Phoebe and on the NE side of Saturn Glacier, in eastern Alexander Island. The nunataks were photographed by Lincoln Ellsworth, Nov. 23, 1935, in the course of a trans-Antarctic flight and were plotted from the air photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) from association with Saturn Glacier after William H. Pickering (1858-1938), the American astronomer who discovered Phoebe, one of the satellites of Saturn.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Pickering Nunataks in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pickering Nunataks should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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