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

Feature Class (see definition): Valley

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15478

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
82° 36' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
052° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -82.6

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -52.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A snow-covered valley between Hannah Peak and Cairn Ridge in the W part of Dufek Massif, Pensacola Mountains. The name was proposed by Arthur B. Ford, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologist, leader of several U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field parties to the Pensacola Mountains, 1965-79. Named from its typical weather conditions, the valley being protected from strong winds most of the time. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) snowmobile parties coming from cold, windy areas found welcome refuge in this valley. The name is also in accord with nearby Enchanted Valley to indicate the general beauty of this part of Dufek Massif.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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