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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
1,019H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
486H.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
13H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
3H.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.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
1H.DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecap
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4,039 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,...)
4P.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
5 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
90S.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
4S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
244 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
2,560T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
2,505T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1,970T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1,935T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1,682T.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
330T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
245T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
241T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
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
54T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
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
4T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
4T.CRQScirquesbowl-like hollows partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
3T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
13,802 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
26U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
24U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
15U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
14U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
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.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
2U.SPRUspura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
1U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1U.FURUfurrowa closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.RISUrisea broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floor
1U.ESCUescarpment (or scarp)an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas
1U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
323 Total for U

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