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

Feature Class (see definition): Gap

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9591

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 63

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): A sea passage between grounded icebergs on the approach to Mawson Station at Holme Bay. It is about 22 mi long and 4 to 5 mi wide, opening out at the southern end to give the feature a funnel shape. The northern end at 6645S, 6320E, is sharply defined and coincides with the edge of the continental shelf; from there it bears 202. Discovered by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1954, and used regularly by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) relief ships in their approach to Mawson Station.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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