This page presents the geographical name data for Highjump Archipelago 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): Highjump Archipelago
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6770
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 05' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
101° 00' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.0833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 101
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Group of rocky islands, rocks and ice rises about 50 mi long and from 5 to 15 mi wide, lying generally N of the Bunger Hills and extending from the Taylor Islands, close NW of Cape Hordern, to a prominent group of ice rises which terminate close W of Cape Elliott. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp 1946-47 and so named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN). The codeword "highjump" was used for identifying the U.S. Navy Task Force 68, 1946-47. This task force was divided into three groups which completed photographic flights covering approximately 70 per cent of the coastal areas of Antarctica, excluding Antarctic Peninsula, as well as significant portions of the interior.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data