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Kosar Point: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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