This page presents the geographical name data for Philippi Rise 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): Philippi Rise
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11717
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 06' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 18' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.1
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.3
Elevation (see definition): 395
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Low, snow-covered promontory 7 mi wide and extending some 10 mi SE from the E coast of Graham Land. The ice surface is highest in the W, where it rises to about 395 m and is broken by Borchgrevink and Gemini Nunataks. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold, 1901-04, reported an ice wall or glacial terrace in the vicinity of Borchgrevink Nunatak. Although unable to determine its nature, Nordenskjold named the feature Philippigletscher, after Emil Philippi. It was determined to be a snow-covered promontory by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) during their 1947 survey of this coast.
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