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Poseidon Pass: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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