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Vishniac Peak: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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