This page presents the geographical name data for Stansbury 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): Stansbury Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14478
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 14' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.2333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): An ice-free peninsula on the N coast of Nelson Island between Edgell Bay and Fildes Strait, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following British Antarctic Survey (BAS) geological work, 1975-76, after Michael J. Stansbury, Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) meteorologist at Grytviken, 1958-59, and Base Leader at Admiralty Bay, 1959-60. A later Polish Antarctic Expedition called this feature "Wzgorze Helikoptera" or "Helicopter Hills" in reference to successful helicopter landings in the 1980-81 season.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data