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

Feature Class (see definition): Area

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10867

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
126° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 126

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): An ice-covered upland close S of Cape Goodenough, surmounting the Banzare Coast between Maury and Porpoise Bays. The name "North's High Land" after James H. North, acting master on the brig Porpoise, was applied to an elevated coastal area by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Wilkes. Subsequently, because of inadequate data regarding the nature of this feature, the name "Norths Coast" was applied to a coastal area in the vicinity of 12745E Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) identification of Norths Highland is based upon correlation of Wilkes' chart with G.D. Blodgett's reconnaissance map (1955) compiled from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). The name is adopted for this recently verified upland region in 12600E in keeping with Wilkes' original naming.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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