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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7174

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 27' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
170° 12' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.45

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -170.2

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): A wide gap just SE of Barnum Peak, through which Liv Glacier emerges from the polar plateau. It was originally referred to as the "Hump" by R. Admiral Richard E. Byrd and is the pass over which he made his historic South Pole flight of 1929. The feature was observed by the Southern Party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961-62) who recommended perpetuation of a form of the original name.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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