This page presents the geographical name data for Wilson Portal 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): Wilson Portal
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16690
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
178° 54' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -178.9
Elevation (see definition): 1000
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A coastal mountain rising over 1,000 m, which is snow covered except for its N steep rock face. Spurs descend NE from the feature. It stands 2.5 mi SE of O'Leary Peak and overlooks the W side of the mouth (or portal) of Kosko Glacier where the latter enters Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered and photographed by U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41) and surveyed by A.P. Crary (1957-58). Named by Crary for Charles R. Wilson, chief aurora scientist at Little America V (1958) and glaciologist of the U.S. Victoria Land Traverse Party (1958-59).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data