This page presents the geographical name data for Pomona Plateau 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): Pomona Plateau
Feature Class (see definition): Plain
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11940
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 55' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.9166667
Elevation (see definition): 300
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Ice-covered plateau, over 300 m elevation, extending between Sandefjord Peaks and Deacon Hill in the western part of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following a survey by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948-50. This naming revives in an altered form a name given by James Weddell in 1822. Being unaware of the prior discovery of Coronation Island by Captain Nathaniel Palmer and Captain George Powell, and its naming at that time, Weddell renamed the island "Pomona" or "Mainland" after the island in the northern Orkney Islands. That name was published by Weddell in 1825 but did not survive.
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