This page presents the geographical name data for Mount Knauff 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): Mount Knauff
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19287
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 35' 57" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 49' 12" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.5991667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.82
Elevation (see definition): 1000
Decision Year (see definition): 02/10/2009
Description (see definition): A mountain rising to over 1000 meters between Egeberg Glacier and the terminus of Dugdale Glacier on the Pennell Coast of Victoria Land. The east side of Mount Knauff and a spur which extends northward to Robertson Bay are marked by abrupt scarp slopes that are typical of this coast. Named by US-ACAN (2009) after Major General Robert A. Knauff, chief of staff of the New York Air National Guard, who supervised five flying wings and the Eastern Air Defense Sector and was primary advisor to the adjutant general on Air Guard matters; he was active in the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) from 2003 and remained a powerful voice in that governing body until retirement in 2009, providing critical resources, guidance and advocacy for many high priority USAP International Polar Year projects, including leadership which permitted the United States to commission the new Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on time in January 2008.
Date Created (see definition): 03/09/2010
Date Edited (see definition): No data