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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6502

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 32' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 42' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.5333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.7

Elevation (see definition): 2000

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): The heights (an ice-filled crater rising to 2,000 m) that dominate the S part of Coulman Island and mark the island's summit, in the Ross Sea. Named by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1958-59, for Captain William M. Hawkes, U.S. Navy (USN), who took a leading part in early air operations from Williams Field near McMurdo Station, including long range photo reconnaissance and supply flights, and the first air landing at the South Pole. He was commander of one of the two planes which made the historic first flight from Christchurch to McMurdo Sound on Dec. 17, 1955. His air photos proved of great value to two New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) parties to this part of Victoria Land.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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