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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4005

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 24' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
112° 22' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.4

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -112.3666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): An ice shelf about 30 mi wide between Martin and Bear Peninsulas on the coast of Marie Byrd Land. First mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from air photos obtained by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in January 1947. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant William A. Dotson, USN, formerly Officer in Charge of the Ice Reconnaissance Unit of the Naval Oceanographic Office, killed in a plane crash in Alaska in November 1964 while on an ice reconnaissance mission.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Dotson Ice Shelf 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 Dotson Ice Shelf should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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