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Hanessian Foreland: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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