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

Feature Class (see definition): Plain

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1870

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
57° 04' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 41' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.0666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.6833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972

Description (see definition): A small lava plateau just N of Chimaera Flats in Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. The feature is an interesting biological area containing numerous small fumaroles with attendant vegetation. The name applied by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 refers to the difficulty of travel and to the presence of a large breeding colony of Giant Petrels (Macronectes giganteus), sometimes known as Breakbones.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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