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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14967

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 17' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
112° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.2833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -112.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): A large, isolated snow-covered mountain (an extinct volcano) standing 40 mi SE of Toney Mountain in Marie Byrd Land. It is roughly circular, 18 mi across, and rises to 3,400 meters. This mountain was probably among those viewed from a distance by Admiral Byrd and other members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in plane flights from the ship Bear on Feb. 24 and 25, 1940. It was visited in December 1957 by members of the Marie Byrd Land Traverse Party, 1957-58, who applied the name. "Takahe," the Maori name for a flightless, almost extinct New Zealand bird, is the nickname of the U.S. Navy LC-47 aircraft whose crew resupplied the traverse party near this mountain and assisted by providing aerial reconnaissance to locate passable routes.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Takahe, Mount 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 Takahe, Mount should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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