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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9892

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Irregular, ice-covered peninsula, about 15 mi long in an E-W direction and averaging 25 mi wide, between Hilton and Violante Inlets on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS). During 1947 it was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne, who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. Named by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) for Alfred Merz, 1880-1925, noted German oceanographer and original leader of the German expedition in the Meteor, 1925-26.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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