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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10083

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
110° 32' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 110.5333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Rocky peninsula, 2.5 mi long and 2 mi wide, lying between O'Brien Bay and Sparkes Bay at the E side of the Windmill Islands. First mapped from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in February 1947 and thought to be an island connected by a steep snow ramp to the continental ice overlying Budd Coast. The term peninsula was considered more appropriate by the Wilkes Station party of 1957. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain Ray A. Mitchell, USN, captain of the USS Cacapon, tanker of the western task group of U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, Task Force 68, 1946-47.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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