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

Feature Class (see definition): Area

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 353

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
078° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 78

Elevation (see definition): 2800

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): That portion of Antarctica back of the Ingrid Christensen Coast and eastward of Lambert Glacier, consisting of an upland snow surface (2,800 m) except for a group of nunataks (Grove Mountains) near 75E. The area was discovered and named by Lincoln Ellsworth on January 11, 1939, in an aerial flight from his ship, the and by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (1956 and 1957), the latter group making a landing to obtain an astrofix at Grove Mountains, 1958.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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