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

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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