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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18772

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 08' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 10' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.1333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.1666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2005

Description (see definition): A prominent spur 4 mi SW of Quetin Head, Daniell Peninsula, Borchgrevink Coast. The spur descends eastward to Ross Sea and marks the southern extent of Mandible Cirque. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2005) after Daniel P. Costa, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, who studied seals at McMurdo Sound, South Georgia, and Livingson Island in several field seasons from 1977; chief scientist aboard Nathaniel B. Palmer for two winter cruises associated with the U.S. Southern Ocean Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) projects, 2001 and 2002

Date Created (see definition): 01/01/2005

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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