This page presents the geographical name data for Ross 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): Ross Pass
Feature Class (see definition): Gap
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12930
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.25
Elevation (see definition): 610
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Narrow but well-defined pass between the SE end of the Allardyce Range and the NW end of the Salvesen Range in South Georgia. The pass is 610 m high and provides a sledging route between Ross Glacier and Brogger Glacier. It was first mapped in 1882-83 by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations who referred to it as "Gletscher-Joch" (meaning glacier yoke). The name Ross Pass, which derives from association with nearby Ross Glacier, was given by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) following their survey of 1951-52.
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