This page presents the geographical name data for Purvis 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): Purvis Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12200
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 38' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 09' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.6333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.15
Elevation (see definition): 2250
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1973
Description (see definition): A peak (2,250 m) 2 mi NE of Mount Northampton in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land. The peak overlooks the terminus of Tucker Glacier from the south. Mapped by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1957-58, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 1960-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Commander) Ronald S. Purvis, U.S. Navy (USN), of Squadron VX-6, pilot of Otter aircraft at Ellsworth Station, 1956-57, and of R5D Skymaster aircraft at McMurdo Station, 1957-58.
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