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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4302

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 26' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 16' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.4333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2666667

Elevation (see definition): 1675

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

Description (see definition): Mountain, 1,675 m, rising eastward of Cape Jeremy, the E side of the N entrance to George VI Sound, on the W coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, 1908-10. Seen from a great distance and thought to be an island, he named it "Ile Gordon Bennett" for James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918) of the New York Herald, who gave financial aid to the expedition. The British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, surveying this area in 1936-37 and finding no island, applied the name Mount Edgell to the feature now recognized as Charcot's "Ile Gordon Bennett." The name Mount Edgell, after Sir John Augustine Edgell, Hydrographer of the British Navy, 1932-45, has since become established through international usage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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