This page presents the geographical name data for Norths Highland 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): Norths Highland
Feature Class (see definition): Area
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10867
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 40' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
126° 00' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.6666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 126
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): An ice-covered upland close S of Cape Goodenough, surmounting the Banzare Coast between Maury and Porpoise Bays. The name "North's High Land" after James H. North, acting master on the brig Porpoise, was applied to an elevated coastal area by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Wilkes. Subsequently, because of inadequate data regarding the nature of this feature, the name "Norths Coast" was applied to a coastal area in the vicinity of 12745E Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) identification of Norths Highland is based upon correlation of Wilkes' chart with G.D. Blodgett's reconnaissance map (1955) compiled from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). The name is adopted for this recently verified upland region in 12600E in keeping with Wilkes' original naming.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data