This page presents the geographical name data for Vinson Massif 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): Vinson Massif
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16082
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
085° 25' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.4166667
Elevation (see definition): 4892
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A large mountain massif in the southern portion of the main ridge of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. The massif is about 13 mi long and 8 mi wide and has a height of 4,892 m, the highest elevation in Antarctica. First seen on reconnaissance flights of U.S. Naval aircraft from Byrd Station in January 1958. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Rep. Carl G. Vinson of Georgia, Chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee and later of the House Armed Services Committee, whose active interest and vision played a large part in U.S. Government support of Antarctic exploration in the period 1935-61.
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