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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16551

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 26' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
126° 03' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.4333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -126.05

Elevation (see definition): 3005

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A conspicuous peak (3,005 m) rising 3 mi NW of Mount Hampton, from which it is separated by a distinctive ice-covered saddle, in the northernmost part of the Executive Committee Range, Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1958-60. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain Herbert Whitney, U.S. Navy Reserve (USNR), commander of the Navy's Mobile Construction Battalion responsible for the building of Antarctic stations for use during the International Geophysical Year. Whitney wintered over at Little America V in 1956.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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