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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7498

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): A large peninsula on the E coast of Graham Land comprising several mainly snow-covered summits. It rises above Larsen Ice Shelf and extends from the narrow neck of land E of Medea Dome for 42 mi, terminating in Cape Framnes. This feature was first seen from seaward on Dec. 1, 1893 by Captain C.A. Larsen, who named one of the high peaks Mount Jason after his ship. Larsen was too distant to map the area in detail, but in 1902 the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold observed the area from Borchgrevink Nunatak and reported the peaks seen by Larsen to be separated from the mainland. The name Jason Island was subsequently used for Larsen's discovery, but in 1955 the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) determined this feature to be a large peninsula.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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