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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16690

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 28' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
178° 54' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.4666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -178.9

Elevation (see definition): 1000

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

Description (see definition): A coastal mountain rising over 1,000 m, which is snow covered except for its N steep rock face. Spurs descend NE from the feature. It stands 2.5 mi SE of O'Leary Peak and overlooks the W side of the mouth (or portal) of Kosko Glacier where the latter enters Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered and photographed by U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41) and surveyed by A.P. Crary (1957-58). Named by Crary for Charles R. Wilson, chief aurora scientist at Little America V (1958) and glaciologist of the U.S. Victoria Land Traverse Party (1958-59).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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