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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14000

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
078° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): A large, flattish, peninsula-like ice rise of about 50 mi extent, extending from the vicinity of Meyer Hills in the Heritage Range eastward into the Ronne Ice Shelf. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1961-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the LC-47 Douglas Skytrain airplane (also called R4D and Dakota), used extensively in the supply and placement of U.S. field personnel in Antarctica beginning with U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and continuing into the late 1960s.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Skytrain Ice Rise 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 Skytrain Ice Rise should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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