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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14837

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
147° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -147.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): A prominent spur, the northernmost of three spurs on the SW side of Ackerman Ridge in the La Gorce Mountains. First mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. So named by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1969-70) because, in the middle of an extensive region of purely basement rocks, slightly altered sedimentary rocks which seem to belong to the much younger Beacon series appear on this spur.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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