This page presents the geographical name data for Scripps Heights 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): Scripps Heights
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13465
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 40' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): Rugged heights which are largely ice covered, surmounting the peninsula between Casey and Lurabee Glaciers on the E coast of Palmer Land. Deeply scarred by glaciers, the heights terminate on the E in Cape Walcott. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins in his pioneer flight on Dec. 20, 1928. Thinking the feature to be a large island lying between two great transverse channels which completely severed Antarctic Peninsula, he named it Scripps Island for William Scripps of Detroit, MI. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the findings of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this to be a peninsula. In published reports, members of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) have concurred in this interpretation which was also borne out by the results of subsequent flights and a sledge trip from East Base by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data