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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4397

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
157° 12' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 157.2

Elevation (see definition): 800

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): A prominent peak (800 m) rising 6 mi SE of Reynolds Peak on the W side of Matusevich Glacier. Two conical peaks were sighted in the area from the Peacock on Jan. 16, 1840 by Passed Midshipmen Henry Eld and William Reynolds of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838 42). The southeastern peak was named for Eld by U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) leader Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. In 1959 Phillip Law of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) made investigations of features in this area. Reference to Wilkes' narrative showed that the recorded descriptions of the peaks sighted by Eld and Reynolds to be in accord with photographs of the peaks on the W side of Matusevich Glacier. The peak described was selected by Law to commemorate Wilkes' naming.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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