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

Feature Class (see definition): Valley

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11549

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
002° 45' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -2.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A broad ice-filled valley trending SW-NE. for about 60 mi between Borg Massif and the NE part of Kirwan Escarpment, in Queen Maud Land. Discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) under Ritscher, 1938-39, and named for German geographer Albrecht Penck. Maps of the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) incorrectly represent this feature with a N-S axis, but it was accurately mapped by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) under Giaever, 1949-52.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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