This page presents the geographical name data for Triton Point 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): Triton Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15560
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 42' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 12' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Rocky point forming the E end of the high ridge separating Venus and Neptune Glaciers on the E coast of Alexander Island. The coast in this vicinity was first seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos obtained on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. The point was roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) and more accurately defined in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for its association with Neptune Glacier, Triton being a satellite of Neptune.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data