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.
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