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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 8000

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 25' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
003° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.4166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -3.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A prominent northwest-facing escarpment which lies S of the Penck Trough in Queen Maud Land. The escarpment is featured by moderate-height cliffs and prominent rock spurs interspersed with glaciers and steep ice slopes and trends NE-SW for about 90 miles. At least the northern end of this feature (Neumayer Cliffs) was included in the aerial photography of the general area by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) (1938-39), but the maps resulting from that expedition do not portray the escarpment properly. The escarpment was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos (1958-59) and named for Laurence P. Kirwan, Director of the Royal Geographical Society.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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