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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18775

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 32' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 51' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.5333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.85

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2005

Description (see definition): An icefall 1000 m high and 1.25 mi wide on the E side of Coulman Island, Ross Sea. The icefall descends from Hawkes Heights caldera to the sea at Cape Main. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2005) after Paul J. Ponganis, Center for Marine Biotechnology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, LaJolla, CA, who studied the behavior and census of emperor penguins at Cape Crozier, Cape Washington, Beaufort Island, Franklin Island, and Coulman Island in 13 field seasons, 1987-2004, and for Katherine V. Ponganis (Mrs. Paul J. Ponganis), a member of the study team in five field seasons.

Date Created (see definition): 01/01/2005

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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