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

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12782

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 25' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 09' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.4166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.15

Elevation (see definition): 1110

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): A cluster of peaks rising to 1,110 m between Wilson Pass and Rock Pile Point on Bermel Peninsula (q.v.), Bowman Coast, Graham Land. The peaks were photographed from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins, 1928, and Lincoln Ellsworth, 1935, and were roughly mapped from the photographs by W.L.G. Joerg, 1937; further photographed from the air by U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1940; surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1947. The name Rock Pile Peaks was suggested by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1952. It derives from Rock Pile Point, a name applied descriptively to Bermel Peninsula by U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, but subsequently reapplied by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) to the E point of the peninsula.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Rock Pile Peaks 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 Rock Pile Peaks should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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