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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1411

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 18' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.3

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.1666667

Elevation (see definition): 1035

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Conspicuous, pyramid-shaped mountain, 1,035 m, at the N side of the mouth of Crane Glacier, on the E coast of Graham Land. In 1928 Sir Hubert Wilkins gave the name Mount Napier Birks, after Napier Birks of Adelaide, Australia, to two conspicuous, black peaks which he observed and photographed from the air as lying close N of his Crane Channel. This coast was charted by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1947, but it has not been possible to identify Wilkins' Mount Napier Birks. Since Crane Channel was definitely identified as Crane Glacier, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended in 1950 that the name, shortened to Mount Birks, be given to this conspicuous mountain lying close N of the mouth of the glacier.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Birks, Mount 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 Birks, Mount should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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