This page presents the geographical name data for Poseidon Pass 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): Poseidon Pass
Feature Class (see definition): Gap
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11977
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 40' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.6666667
Elevation (see definition): 375
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A pass about 375 m high on the E side of Antarctic Peninsula. It leads from Mobiloil Inlet to Larsen Ice Shelf between Cape Keeler and Cape Mayo. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), Dec. 1947, and roughly surveyed from the ground by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), Nov. 1947. It was used by the east coast geological party from Stonington Island, Nov. 1960, and was found to provide an ideal sledge route. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Poseidon, god of the sea and of earthquakes in Greek mythology.
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