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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1278

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 17' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
089° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.2833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -89.5

Elevation (see definition): 400

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A snow and rock escarpment, 15 mi long, extending from the base of Ford Massif to King Peak, in the Thiel Mountains. The escarpment drops 300 to 400 m from the polar plateau to the ice surface N of these mountains. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Peter F. Bermel, cartographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Bermel Peninsula, q.v.); co-leader (with Arthur B. Ford) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Thiel Mountains party which surveyed the mountains in 1960-61; leader of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Topo East and Topo West, 1962-63, in which geodetic control was extended from the area of Cape Hallett to the Wilson Hills (Topo West), and from the foot of Beardmore Glacier through the Horlick Mountains (Topo East).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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