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Feature Statistic Antarctica

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.730H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
1.020H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
485H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
169H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
119H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
13H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
1H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecap
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
4.024 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
43L.LANDarctic landa tract of land in the Arctic
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
44 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
82S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
9S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
5S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
3S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
2S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
238 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
2.564T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
2.504T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1.972T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1.939T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1.684T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
893T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
768T.NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
329T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
241T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
240T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
235T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
230T.NTKSnunataksrocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
126T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
6T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
5T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
3T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
3T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
13.745 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
24U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
14U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
14U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
13U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
11U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
9U.FRZUfracture zonean extensive linear zone of irregular topography of the sea floor, characterized by steep-sided or asymmetrical ridges, troughs, or escarpments
7U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
4U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
3U.KNLUknollan elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
3U.PLNUplaina flat, gently sloping or nearly level region
3U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
2U.FANUfana relatively smooth feature normally sloping away from the lower termination of a canyon or canyon system
2U.SPRUspura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
2U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
1U.ESCUescarpment (or scarp)an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas
1U.FURUfurrowa closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
1U.RISUrisea broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floor
1U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
308 Total for U

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