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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17191

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 26' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 24' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.4

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000

Description (see definition): A seamount in the Bransfield Strait; named after the cetacean Orcinus orca ("Killer Whale"), often sighted in these waters. Name approved 2/2000 (Advisory Committee for Undersea Features (ACUF) 281). The variant name of Viehoff Seamount (approved in 6/95 Advisory Committee for Undersea Features (ACUF) 263) was named for Dr. Thomas Viehoff, a remote sensing specialist in marine sciences. Name proposed by Dr. G.B. Udintsev, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry (VIG).

Date Created (see definition): 07/10/1998

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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