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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1109

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 04' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 23' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.0666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3833333

Elevation (see definition): 1810

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): An ice-covered, dome-shaped hill (1,810 m) which rises 120 m above the surrounding plateau ice surface, situated 2.5 mi NE of McLeod Hill in central Antarctic Peninsula. The hill surmounts the divide between Northeast Glacier and Bills Gulch. Surveyed and named by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41; the hill may have been the site of a beacon at that time. The U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) operated a plateau weather station close southwestward (6807S, 6630W) of the hill throughout November and December 1940.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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