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