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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4924

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 13' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 13' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.2166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.2166667

Elevation (see definition): 1070

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): Rugged coastal heights rising to 1,070 m between the mouths of Bingham and Lurabee Glaciers, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins in an aerial flight on Dec. 20, 1928. He considered the heights to be islands lying in a great transverse channel across Antarctic Peninsula and named them Finley Islands for John H. Finley of The New York Times, then president of the American Geographical Society. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the findings of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this to be joined to the mainland. In published reports, members of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) have concurred in this interpretation which was also borne out by the results of subsequent flights and a sledge trip from East Base, in 1940, by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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