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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 8079

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 48' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 40' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.8

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.6666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): A rounded coastal point on the west side of Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. The feature lies 1.5 mi west of Castle Rock. The name was adopted by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) on the recommendation of Gerald L. Kooyman, U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist who studied physiological characteristics related to diving in the Weddell seal in this vicinity, 1963-64 and 1964-65. Kooyman reported that this descriptive name was already in use by other field workers in the area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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