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Kemp Peninsula: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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