This page presents the geographical name data for Kemp 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): Kemp Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7849
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.25
Elevation (see definition): 305
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Irregular ice-covered peninsula 26 mi long in a N-S direction and 5 to 12 mi wide. The peninsula rises gently to 305 m and projects E between the heads of Mason and Mossman Inlets, on the E coast of Palmer Land. First seen from the air in December 1940 by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), who at that time photographed all but its N extremity. During 1947 it was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. Named by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) for Stanley W. Kemp, British marine biologist and oceanographer, first Director of Research of the Discovery Investigations, 1924-36, and Director of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, 1936-45.
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