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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14835

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 31' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
174° 25' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.5166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -174.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): A cape marking the northern end of Longhorn Spurs, between Massam and Barrett Glaciers, at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. It is composed of rocks of the Beacon and Ferrar groups. So named by the Southern Party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1963-64) because this is the first place where rocks of these groups have been found on the coast, surprising the geologists.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Surprise, Cape 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 Surprise, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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