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.
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