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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6345

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 49' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.8166667

Elevation (see definition): 900

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): A snow-covered hill (900 m) with two lower summits, one to the N and one to the S, standing 4 mi SE of Cape Roquemaurel on Trinity Peninsula. This hill was roughly charted but left unnamed by the French expedition under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville in March 1838. In 1948, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) gave the name "Thanaron Hill" to the feature. Their action followed a 1946 search by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) which failed to identify a coastal point in the vicinity to which d'Urville had given the name "Cap Thanaron." The latter feature (now Thanaron Point) was subsequently identified. In 1963, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) renamed the hill described after Thomas A. Hanson, Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) surveyor at Hope Bay, 1957-59.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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