This page presents the geographical name data for Briesemeister 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): Briesemeister Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1939
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.75
Elevation (see definition): 690
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Peak, 690 m, which stands 7 mi WNW of Cape Rymill on the E coast of Palmer Land. This peak was photographed from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins on Dec. 20, 1928, and by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940. It was named by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne, 1947-48, after William A. Briesemeister (d. 1967), Chief Cartographer, American Geographical Society, 1913-63, who by recognizing this peak on two photographs taken by Wilkins established their continuity, an important clue to the identity and correct position of Stefansson Strait (Geographical Review, July 1948, pp. 477, 484); he supervised the preparation of maps of Antarctica for use during the IGY (1957-58) and post-IGY programs of U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP), including continental maps published at a scale of 1:6 million (1956) and 1:5 million (1962).
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