This page presents the geographical name data for Smith 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): Smith Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14084
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 25' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.4166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Ice-covered, "dog-legged" peninsula 25 mi long and 10 mi wide, extending in an easterly direction between Keller and Nantucket Inlets on the E coast of Palmer Land. The peninsula was photographed from the air in December 1940 by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), and in 1947 by members of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne, who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. Named by Ronne for Walter Smith, ship's mate, navigator, and trail man with Ronne's expedition.
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Date Edited (see definition): No data