This page presents the geographical name data for Baudin Peaks 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): Baudin Peaks
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1080
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 49' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 03' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.8166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.05
Elevation (see definition): 750
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Group of peaks rising above 750 m, standing at the SE corner of Mikkelsen Bay, immediately SW of the mouth of Clarke Glacier, and 9 mi ENE of Cape Berteaux, on the W coast of Graham Land. This general area was first sighted and roughly charted in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, who gave the name "Cap Pierre Baudin" to a cape in this vicinity. The peaks previously described were roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, but no name was assigned to them. The peaks were resurveyed in 1948-49 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who subsequently identified them as the feature named "Cap Pierre Baudin" by Charcot. Named by Charcot for Pierre Baudin, then port engineer at Pernambuco (now Recife), where the Pourquoi-Pas? put in on her return from the Antarctic.
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