This page presents the geographical name data for Landfall Peak 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): Landfall Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8441
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
102° 01' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -102.0166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Prominent peak-shaped landmark near the extreme W end of Thurston Island, about 8 mi ENE of Cape Flying Fish. Discovered by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in flights from the ship Bear in February 1940, and photographed at that time by E.B. Perce. The peak was plotted from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in December 1946, and was observed by personnel of the U.S. Navy (USN) Bellingshausen Sea Expedition in February 1960. So named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) because rock exposures on the peak serve as a mark for ships approaching Thurston Island from the west.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data