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Purvis Peak: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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