This page presents the geographical name data for Wakefield Highland 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): Wakefield Highland
Feature Class (see definition): Area
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16185
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 10' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A snow-covered highland in central Antarctic Peninsula, bounded to the N by Hermes Glacier and the heads of Weyerhaeuser and Aphrodite Glaciers, to the W by the heads of Airy, Rotz and Seller Glaciers, to the S by Fleming Glacier and to the E by the heads of Lurabee, Sunfix and Grimley Glaciers. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) on Dec. 22, 1947. Surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in Nov. 1960. Named after Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, a contributor to British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37. This toponym, concurred in by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) and Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), restores the name Wakefield in the vicinity of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE)'s displaced "Mount Wakefield" (now Mount Hope).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data