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Bumstead, Mount: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Bumstead, Mount 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): Bumstead, Mount

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2143

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 39' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
174° 10' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.65

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 174.1666667

Elevation (see definition): 2990

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A large, isolated mountain, 2,990 m, standing 10 mi SE of Otway Massif in the Grosvenor Mountains. Discovered by R. Admiral Byrd on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) flight to the South Pole in November 1929 and named by him for Albert H. Bumstead, chief cartographer of the National Geographic Society at that time, and inventor of the sun compass, a device utilizing shadows of the sun to determine directions in areas where magnetic compasses are unreliable.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Bumstead, Mount 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 Bumstead, Mount should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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