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

Feature Class (see definition): Valley

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 19158

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 14' 30" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 34' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.2416667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.5666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/15/2008

Description (see definition): A valley E of Mount Lewis in Saint Johns Range, Victoria Land. The valley, which opens southward to Victoria Upper Glacier, is ice free except for a small glacier at the head wall. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2007) after HM2 Donald E. Watson, U.S. Navy (USN) (Seabees), who at the time was Medical Assistant and member of the construction crew which built the original Little America V Station and the original Byrd Station in the 1955-57 pre-IGY period. He was the medical person on the oversnow Byrd Traverse to Byrd Station, 1956.

Date Created (see definition): 01/21/2008

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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