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

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15444

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 07' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
035° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.1166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -35

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Group of snow-covered hills extending S from Vahsel Bay on the E side of the Filchner Ice Shelf. So named by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) in 1957 because one of the expedition members, while piloting a plane fitted with skis, mistook these hills for clouds and hit them, bounding upwards undamaged.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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