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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4415

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 17' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
157° 20' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.2833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 157.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): An isolated moraine, 3 mi long, located 27 mi W of Reckling Peak, to the W of the head of Mawson Glacier in Victoria Land. The moraine, described in some reports as an ice core moraine, is situated along a long, narrow patch of bare ice that extends W from Reckling Peak for 60 miles. The feature was noted in U.S. satellite imagery of 1973, and in aerial photographs obtained subsequently, by William R. MacDonald of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who originally described it to William A. Cassidy as "a possible nunatak having an outline similar to an elephant." Several U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field parties led by Cassidy successfully searched for meteorites at this moraine from the 1979-80 season. The descriptive name was approved by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1989.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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