This page presents the geographical name data for Vishniac 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): Vishniac Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16094
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 14' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 31' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.2333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.5166667
Elevation (see definition): 2280
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): A peak (2,280 m) which rises just north of the head of Webb Glacier and 3 mi southwest of Skew Peak in southern Victoria Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1947-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Wolf V. Vishniac (1922-73), professor of biology at the University of Rochester, New York, who made Antarctic studies (1971-72 and 1973) on the water absorption of soil particles and its microbiological significance, and the ability of microorganisms to withstand a hostile milieu. Dr. Vishniac fell to his death in the Asgard Range, upper Wright Valley, 20 mi south of this peak, on Dec. 11, 1973.
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