This page presents the geographical name data for Kosar Point 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): Kosar Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8166
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 07' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.1166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Snow-covered point forming the W end of Eroica Peninsula, SW Alexander Island. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in 1947 and mapped from these photographs by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken 1967-68 and from Landsat imagery taken 1972-73. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander William S. Kosar, U.S. Navy (USN), assigned to the Division of Polar Programs, NSF, as aviation projects officer, 1975-77. He was instrumental in modifying LC-130 aircraft to provide longer range in support of extensive radio echo sounding missions.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data