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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 156

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
83° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
172° 45' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -83.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 172.75

Elevation (see definition): 890

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): A twin-peaked mountain (890 m) at the N end of Commonwealth Range. It is the first prominent feature in Ebony Ridge when approached from the northwest. When New Zealand surveyors were making observations from the higher of the two peaks on Dec. 11, 1959, an R4D aircraft of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 flew overhead to drop a spare radio to the expedition whose original one had broken down. So named because of this incident by the New Zealand Alpine Club Antarctic Expedition, 1959-60.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Airdrop Peak 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 Airdrop Peak should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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