This page presents the geographical name data for Don Juan 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): Don Juan Pond
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3975
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 34' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 11' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.1833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): A shallow saline pond located south of the Dais in the South Fork of Wright Valley, Victoria Land. The pond was sighted on Oct. 11, 1961 in a field reconnaissance by U.S. Navy helicopter. In the next three months, a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) party with George H. Meyer and others made several trips to study the pond. They named it Don Juan Pond for Lieutenants Donald Roe and John Hickey, U.S. Navy Air Development Squadron Six, who were of assistance to the field party. A new mineral, calcium chloride hexahydrate, was discovered in the pond. The name Antarcticite was proposed for the new mineral.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data