This page presents the geographical name data for Godfrey Upland 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): Godfrey Upland
Feature Class (see definition): Area
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5785
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 44' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 23' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3833333
Elevation (see definition): 1500
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A small remnant plateau with an undulating surface and a mean elevation of 1,500 m in south-central Graham Land. It is bounded by Clarke, Meridian, Lammers and Cole Glaciers. The existence of the feature was known to U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, F. Ronne and C.R. Eklund having traveled along Meridian and Lammers Glaciers in Jan. 1941. It was photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in 1947 and surveyed from the ground by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Thomas Godfrey (1704-49), American glassworker and mathematician who, at the same time as John Hadley, independently invented the quadrant (the forerunner of the sextant), in 1730.
Date Created (see definition): No data
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