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Shipwreck Moraine: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Shipwreck Moraine 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): Shipwreck Moraine

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13744

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 51' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 47' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.85

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.7833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1993

Description (see definition): An extensive moraine in a valley beside the Benson Glacier, between Black Pudding Peak and Mount Brogger, in Prince Albert Mountains, Victoria Land. Named by a 1989-90 New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) field party (Trevor Chinn) to commemorate an incident at the site. On a descent to the moraine, the motor toboggan and a sledge ran onto blue ice thinly disguised by snow and careened out of control down the slope, tossing gear and personnel overboard as the sledge overturned.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Shipwreck Moraine 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 Shipwreck Moraine should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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