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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15811

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

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
130° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -130

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): An expansive but discontinuous north-facing escarpment in Marie Byrd Land. It is about 200 mi long, extending roughly west to east along the parallel of 76S from where the elevation of the snow surface descends toward the Ruppert Coast and Hobbs Coast. The position of the escarpment coincides with the north slopes of the Flood Range, Ames Range, McCuddin Mountains, and the eastern peaks of Mount Galla, Mount Aldaz and Benes Peak. The escarpment was observed by members of the United States Antarctic Service, 1939-41, and in ensuing scientific reports was referred to as "76th Parallel Escarpment." The approved name is an acronym for the discovery expedition.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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