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Don Juan Pond: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Don Juan Pond 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 Don Juan Pond should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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