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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11717

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 06' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 18' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.1

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.3

Elevation (see definition): 395

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Low, snow-covered promontory 7 mi wide and extending some 10 mi SE from the E coast of Graham Land. The ice surface is highest in the W, where it rises to about 395 m and is broken by Borchgrevink and Gemini Nunataks. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold, 1901-04, reported an ice wall or glacial terrace in the vicinity of Borchgrevink Nunatak. Although unable to determine its nature, Nordenskjold named the feature Philippigletscher, after Emil Philippi. It was determined to be a snow-covered promontory by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) during their 1947 survey of this coast.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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