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.
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