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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4365

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 45' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Rugged, mainly snow-covered peninsula, 20 mi long in an E-W direction and averaging 10 mi wide, lying between Smith Inlet and Lehrke Inlet on the E coast of Palmer Land. The rocky N wall of this peninsula is probably the feature which, on his flight of Dec. 20, 1928, Sir Hubert Wilkins sighted and named "Cape Eielson" from a position above Stefansson Strait (Wilkins gave the name to the farthest S rock outcrop seen from this position). This rock wall is conspicuous in the aerial photographs of the peninsula taken by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940 from an aerial position at the N side of Stefansson Strait. The peninsula is named for Carl B. Eielson, pilot on Wilkins' flight of 1928.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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