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Mawson Peninsula: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Mawson 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): Mawson Peninsula

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9595

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
154° 11' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 154.1833333

Elevation (see definition): 455

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): A high (455 m), narrow, ice-covered peninsula on the W side of Slava Ice Shelf. It extends over 30 mi in a northwesterly direction, terminating in Cape Hudson. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47. Phillip Law of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) flew along the peninsula to its northern end in Feb. 1959 and sketched and photographed it. Named by ANCA for Sir Douglas Mawson.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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