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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1417

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 13' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
051° 22' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.2166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 51.3666667

Elevation (see definition): 700

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Distinctive sharp black peak, 700 m, surmounting Cape Ann, 3 mi N of Mount Hurley. Photographed from the air on Dec. 22, 1929 by a Norwegian expedition under Riiser-Larsen in a flight from the Norvegia, and on Jan. 14, 1930 photographed from the Discovery by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson. The peak is thought to be the feature discovered on March 16, 1831 and named Cape Ann by John Biscoe. The name Cape Ann has been retained for the adjoining cape; Mawson named the peak for its apparent discoverer, John Biscoe, Master, Royal Navy (RN), Ret., noted British Antarctic explorer. Its position was fixed by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) survey party in 1957.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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