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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5701

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 46' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 56' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.9333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975

Description (see definition): A roughly elliptical ice rise, 10 mi long and bounded by an ice cliff on all sides, lying at the edge of Larsen Ice Shelf about 35 mi NE of Hearst Island. The feature was discovered by William R. MacDonald of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Dec. 18, 1966, while on a photographic mapping mission of this area aboard a Super Constellation aircraft crewed by the U.S. Navy VXE-6 Squadron. The ice rise was first mapped from these photos by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The name was proposed by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Derek R. Gipps, Senior Executive Officer with British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1961-73.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Gipps Ice Rise 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 Gipps Ice Rise should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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