This page presents the geographical name data for Berlioz Point 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): Berlioz Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1277
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 12' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
074° 06' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.2
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.1
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): Snow-covered point on the S side of Beethoven Peninsula, Alexander Island, marking the NW entrance point to the embayment occupied by Bach Ice Shelf. The S part of Alexander Island was first roughly mapped by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940, but this point was not clearly identified. It was mapped from air photos obtained by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Hector Berlioz (1803-69), French composer.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data