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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 116

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 29' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 56' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.4833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.9333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): The E tip of Hollick-Kenyon Peninsula, a narrow ice-drowned spur extending E from the main mountain axis of Antarctic Peninsula between Mobiloil and Revelle Inlets. The cape is the E end of a line from Cape Jeremy dividing Graham and Palmer Lands. Discovered in December 1940 by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) who named it for W.L.G. Joerg, a geographer and polar specialist. At his request it was named by the US-SCAN for Louis Agassiz, an internationally famous American naturalist and geologist of Swiss origin, who first propounded the theory of continental glaciation (Etudes sur les Glaciers, Neuchatel, 1840).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Agassiz, Cape 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 Agassiz, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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