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