This page presents the geographical name data for Bermel Peninsula 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): Bermel Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1279
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 27' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 22' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.45
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.3666667
Elevation (see definition): 1670
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A rugged, mountainous peninsula, c. 15 mi long and 7 mi wide, between Solberg Inlet and Mobiloil Inlet on the Bowman Coast, Graham Land. The feature rises to 1,670 m in Bowditch Crests and includes Yule Peak, Mount Wilson, Campbell Crest, Vesconte Point, Wilson Pass, Rock Pile Peaks, Miyoda Cliff, and Rock Pile Point. The peninsula lies along the route explored and photographed from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins, 1928, and Lincoln Ellsworth, 1935, and was first mapped from the Ellsworth photographs by W.L.G. Joerg in 1937. The U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) explored this area from the ground, 1939-41, roughly positioning the peninsula. The U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) also photographed the feature from the air in 1940, referring to it as "The Rock Pile" or "Rock Pile Point" from the appearance as a jumbled mass of peaks. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) approved the name Rock Pile Point for the peninsula in 1947, but the decision was subsequently vacated. Although Rock Pile Peaks (q.v.) was approved for eastern summits and Rock Pile Point (q.v.) for the east extremity, the peninsula remained unnamed for about four decades. However, reference to a geographic feature of this magnitude is needed, and in 1993 the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended the peninsula be named after Peter F. Bermel (Bermel Escarpment, q.v.), cartographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 1946-94; Assistant Director for Programs, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Member, U.S. Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, 1979-94 (Chairman, 1993-94).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data