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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6909

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 13' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 35' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.2166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.5833333

Elevation (see definition): 1855

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1995

Description (see definition): A blocklike bluff, rising to 1,855 m at the W side of Ruecroft Glacier, 2 mi W of Cooke Bluff, in Victoria Land. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1994 after John W. Holmes, cartographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Branch of Special Maps, 1951-77, a specialist in Antarctic mapping; from 1977, assigned to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mapping Applications Center.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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