This page presents the geographical name data for Cargo Pond 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): Cargo Pond
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2432
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 55' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 05' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.9166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.0833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1993
Description (see definition): A pond in a moraine enclosed basin at the foot of the cliffs to the S end of Alatna Valley, in the Convoy Range of Victoria Land. This frozen pond was the site of a 1960-61 U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field party (Parker Calkin, Roger Hart, and Ellory Schempp) which had to be evacuated in a hurry. Equipment and provisions stockpiled on the pond ice were eventually redistributed by the wind and lodged among the surrounding morainic boulders. A 1989-90 New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) party (Trevor Chinn) camped nearby made frequent visits to the site to clean up the area, but also to acquire various 30-year old exotic foods to supplement their standard camp fare.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data