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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17985

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
157° 57' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 157.95

Elevation (see definition): 1300

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000

Description (see definition): A distinctive triangular rock bluff (c.1300 m) at the W side of Ragotzkie Icefall in Britannia Range. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Dale P. Benson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) cartographer who conducted surveys at South Pole Station, 1993-94, and supported the first airborne GPS controlled photogrammetry project, which established photo control on Black Island and positioned the location of seismographic equipment on the flanks of Mount Erebus.

Date Created (see definition): 11/14/2000

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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