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Briggs Peak: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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