This page presents the geographical name data for Skilton Ledge 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): Skilton Ledge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18182
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 56' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 22' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.9333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 156.3666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2001
Description (see definition): A relatively flat rectangular rock platform at the SE margin of Midnight Plateau, Darwin Mountains. The upper surface (2070 m) is ice covered but a rock cliff forms the S end. Named after Larry Skilton, Connecticut ham radio operator who made phone patches in the United States to complete radio communications from U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) science stations including Palmer, McMurdo, Byrd surface station, and particularly South Pole. He worked a regular nightly schedule for 11 years (1990-2001) and arranged the completion of several thousand calls.
Date Created (see definition): 12/23/2002
Date Edited (see definition): No data