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Vinson Massif: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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