This page presents the geographical name data for Sumgin Buttress 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): Sumgin Buttress
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14794
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 18' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
025° 44' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.3
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -25.7333333
Elevation (see definition): 1100
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A prominent elevated rock mass 2.5 mi SW of Charpentier Pyramid, rising to c. 1,100 m on the W side of Herbert Mountains, Shackleton Range. It was roughly surveyed by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE), 1957, photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967, and resurveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-1971. In association with the names of glacial geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after Mikhail I. Sumgin (1873-1942), Russian pioneer in permafrost research.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data