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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6770

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
101° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 101

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Group of rocky islands, rocks and ice rises about 50 mi long and from 5 to 15 mi wide, lying generally N of the Bunger Hills and extending from the Taylor Islands, close NW of Cape Hordern, to a prominent group of ice rises which terminate close W of Cape Elliott. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp 1946-47 and so named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN). The codeword "highjump" was used for identifying the U.S. Navy Task Force 68, 1946-47. This task force was divided into three groups which completed photographic flights covering approximately 70 per cent of the coastal areas of Antarctica, excluding Antarctic Peninsula, as well as significant portions of the interior.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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