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