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

Feature Class (see definition): Plain

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 772

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.5

Elevation (see definition): 2000

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

Description (see definition): Ice-covered plateau, about 40 mi long and rising to c. 2,000 m, midway between Loubet Coast and Foyn Coast in Graham Land. The first sighting of this plateau is not ascertained, but it was presumably seen in January and February of 1909 by members of the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot from various positions in Matha Strait. It was surveyed in 1946-47 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) (1955) after Captain George Avery, Master of the cutter Lively, who, with Captain John Biscoe in the brig Tula, approached this part of Antarctic Peninsula in February 1832.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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