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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15648

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
81° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
158° 23' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -81.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 158.3833333

Elevation (see definition): 2000

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

Description (see definition): A large hump-shaped peak, 2,000 m, being the central of three peaks on a ridge 6 mi N of Mount Zinkovich, in the Churchill Mountains. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Col. Wilbert Turk, commander of the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron which initiated the flights of C-130 Hercules aircraft in Antarctica in January 1960.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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