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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10888

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 23' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.3833333

Elevation (see definition): 1525

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A well-defined escarpment, 11 mi long and rising to 1,525 m, forming part of the E flank of Weyerhaeuser Glacier in eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) on Sept. 28, 1940 and by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), Aug. 14, 1947. Roughly surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in Dec. 1958 and Nov. 1960. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Richard Norwood (1590-1675), English mathematician who expounded the advantages of great-circle sailing and who, in 1635, measured an arc of meridian in order to improve the practice of navigation.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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