This page presents the geographical name data for Ford Rock 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 Rock
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5130
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 46' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 53' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.7666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.8833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): Prominent rock 1 mi NE of Cone Hill on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. Cone Hill and this rock were designated "Cone Hill I" and "Cone Hill II," respectively, by the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE) under Scott, 1910-13. Cone Hill has been approved for Scott's "Cone Hill I," but a new name suggested by A.J. Heine has been substituted for this prominent rock. M.R.J. Ford, New Zealand surveyor, established a survey beacon network for the McMurdo Ice Shelf Project, 1962-63. A survey beacon was established earlier on this rock by a U.S. Hydrographic Office survey team, 1955-56.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data