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