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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2668

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

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
125° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 125

Elevation (see definition): 3200

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): An ice dome rising to more than 3,200 m in the featureless snow plateau of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica. Called "Dome C," the feature was the site of ice core drilling by field teams of several nations in the 1970's. Simultaneously, it was called Dome Charlie (communications code word for letter C) by U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, and its Squadron VXE-6, which provided logistical support to the field teams and, in Jan. and Nov. 1975, suffered severe damage to three LC-130 Hercules aircraft during attempted takeoffs from the surface of this feature. (In Nov. 1975 and Nov. 1976, the U.S. Navy established field camps on Dome Charlie to recover the aircraft. Following major structural repairs and replacement of engines in the field, the three LC-130's were flown to McMurdo Station on Dec. 26, 1975, Jan. 14, 1976, and Dec. 25, 1976.) In deciding the name, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) considered Dome Charlie to be superior to the informal name, "Dome C," and that it has precedence over "Dome Circe," a name suggested from Greek mythology by members of the SPRI airborne radio echo sounding team in 1982.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Charlie, Dome 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 Charlie, Dome should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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