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

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5125

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
091° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -91

Elevation (see definition): 2810

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A broad, snow-topped massif 15 mi long and 5 mi wide, forming the major topographic landmark of northern Thiel Mountains. The massif rises to 2,810 m, is essentially flat, and terminates in steep rock cliffs in all but the southern side. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for geologist Arthur B. Ford of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), co-leader of the 1960-61 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Thiel Mountains survey party and leader of the 1961-62 geologic party to these mountains. Ford led geological parties working in the Pensacola Mountains in several austral seasons, 1962-63 to 1978-79.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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