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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15560

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 42' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 12' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Rocky point forming the E end of the high ridge separating Venus and Neptune Glaciers on the E coast of Alexander Island. The coast in this vicinity was first seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos obtained on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. The point was roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) and more accurately defined in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for its association with Neptune Glacier, Triton being a satellite of Neptune.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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