This page presents the geographical name data for Briggs 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): Briggs Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1942
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 59' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 42' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.9833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.7
Elevation (see definition): 1120
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): An isolated, conical mountain (1,120 m) on the NE side of Wordie Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. First roughly surveyed by British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1936-37. Photographed by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), Nov. 1947 (trimetrogon air photography). Surveyed from the ground by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1949 and 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Henry Briggs (1556-1630), English mathematician who, with John Napier, was responsible for the invention of logarithms, about 1614.
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