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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1168

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 47' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.7166667

Elevation (see definition): 1150

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A conspicuous pyramid-shaped rock peak (1,150 m) at the S extremity of the mountains separating Meridian Glacier and Doggo Defile, on the W side of Antarctic Peninsula. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in Nov. 1947, and surveyed from the ground by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in Dec. 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Martin Behaim (1459-1506), German cosmographer and navigator who is credited with the first adoption of the astronomer's astrolabe for navigation at sea, in 1480.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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