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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15789

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): The upper eastern portion of Skelton Glacier, just N of The Landing, which merges into the Skelton Neve in Victoria Land. Surveyed in 1957 by the New Zealand party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) (1956-58) and so named because of its staircase effect in being the key for the approach to the polar plateau.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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