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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14884

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 15' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.25

Elevation (see definition): 1800

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A line of peaks trending WNW-ESE and rising to 1,800 m in the NW part of Carey Range, near the edge of the interior plateau in SE Palmer Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1966-69. In association with the names of Antarctic oceanographers grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1977 after Harald U. Sverdrup (1888-1957), Norwegian oceanographer and meteorologist; Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1936-48; Director, Norsk Polarinstitutt, 1948-57, and Chairman of the International Committee for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1949-52.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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