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.
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