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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 695

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
007° 51' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -7.85

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): An iceport about 10 mi long and wide, marking a more-or-less permanent indentation in the front of the Ekstrom Ice Shelf on the coast of Queen Maud Land. The feature was photographed from the air and mapped from these photos by Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE), 1951-52. It was named by personnel of the USS Atka, under Commander Glen Jacobsen, which moored here in Feb. 1955 while investigating possible base sites for International Geophysical Year operations. The term iceport was first suggested by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1956 to denote ice shelf embayments such as this one, subject to configuration changes, which may offer anchorage or possible access to the upper surface of an ice shelf via ice ramps along one or more sides of the feature.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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