This page presents the geographical name data for Hanessian Foreland 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): Hanessian Foreland
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6317
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 42' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
135° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.7
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -135.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): A relatively low, snow-covered foreland or peninsula, over 20 mi long and 10 mi wide, on the coast of Marie Byrd Land. It extends seaward between Siniff Bay and the western end of Getz Ice Shelf Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after John Hanessian, Jr. (1925-74), of George Washington University, Washington DC, noted authority on political science and international affairs. At the time of his death he was on leave to the National Science Foundation. From 1954-58, he served on the National Academy of Sciences staff and made substantial contribution to the Committee on Polar Research in the planning and carrying out of the US-IGY program.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data