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Whitmer Peninsula: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Whitmer Peninsula 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): Whitmer Peninsula

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16546

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 45' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): A broad ice-capped peninsula, about 7 mi long and wide, between Cheetham Ice Tongue and Harbord Glacier Tongue on the coast of Victoria Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1957-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant (j.g.) R.D. Whitmer, U.S. Navy (USN), who wintered over at Williams Field, McMurdo Sound, in 1956. He returned to Antarctica with U.S. Naval Construction Battalion units during Deep Freeze 1966 and 1967.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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