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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2174

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 23' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
143° 13' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.3833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -143.2166667

Elevation (see definition): 45

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): A rock 45 m high, lying 0.7 mi NW of Groves Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Named for Chief Warrant Officer Desmond Burnette, USA, helicopter pilot on the Marie Byrd Land Traverse, 1966-67. He was pilot of the first helicopter to land on this rock during the mapping control traverse with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic engineers. The name was suggested to Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) by Charles E. Morrison, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) who, with Burnette, Thomas Bray, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Sergeant Donald Bunner, USA, occupied and positioned this rock on Dec. 4, 1966.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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