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