This page presents the geographical name data for Joerg 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): Joerg Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7559
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 10' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Rugged, mountainous peninsula, 22 mi long in a NE-SW direction and from 3 to 10 mi wide, lying between Trail Inlet and Solberg Inlet on the Bowman Coast, Graham Land. The peninsula lies in the area explored from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins in 1928 and Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935, and its S coast was mapped by W.L.G. Joerg from air photographs taken by Ellsworth; further mapped and photographed from the air by U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940; surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1947. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after W.L.G. Joerg (1885-1952), American geographer, polar cartographer, and archivist, who made important contributions to Antarctic cartography, nomenclature and history; Chairman, U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) Special Committee on Antarctic Names, 1943-47; member of Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), 1947-52.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data