This page presents the geographical name data for Sverdrup Nunataks 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): Sverdrup Nunataks
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14884
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.25
Elevation (see definition): 1800
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A line of peaks trending WNW-ESE and rising to 1,800 m in the NW part of Carey Range, near the edge of the interior plateau in SE Palmer Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1966-69. In association with the names of Antarctic oceanographers grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1977 after Harald U. Sverdrup (1888-1957), Norwegian oceanographer and meteorologist; Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1936-48; Director, Norsk Polarinstitutt, 1948-57, and Chairman of the International Committee for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1949-52.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data