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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2247

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 38' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
076° 07' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.6333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Low, ice-covered cape forming the NW extremity of Charcot Island. First seen from the air and roughly mapped by Sir Hubert Wilkins on Dec. 29, 1929, in a flight from the William Scoresby. Named by Wilkins for R. Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN, (1888-1957) noted American explorer and leader of five expeditions to Antarctica, 1928-57. Remapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in 1947 by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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