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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16618

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 01' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 07' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.0166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.1166667

Elevation (see definition): 2340

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992

Description (see definition): A prominent group of conical peaks and mountains, 10 mi long running N-S, located 9 mi ESE of Mount Feather, Quartermain Mountains, in Victoria Land. The mountains are 3 mi wide in the N portion where Mount Blackwelder (2,340 m) and Pivot Peak (2,450 m) rise above ice-free valleys. Except for an outlying SW peak, the S portion narrows to a series of mainly ice-covered smaller peaks. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after Peter E. Wilkniss, chemist, who from 1975 has served in various positions at the National Science Foundation, including Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs; Director, Division of Polar Programs, 1984-93; senior science associate to the Assistant Director for Geosciences, from 1993.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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