This page presents the geographical name data for Tongue 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): Tongue Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15384
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 34' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
153° 02' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.5666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -153.0333333
Elevation (see definition): 2450
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A peak rising to c. 2,450 m between Holdsworth Glacier and Scott Glacier, 3 mi WNW of Mount Farley, in the Queen Maud Mountains. The peak was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) aerial photographs, 1960-64. It was geologically mapped by a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) - Arizona State University field party, 1978-79, and was named by geologist Scott G. Borg, a member of the party. The name derives from a well developed tongue-shaped moraine in an abandoned cirque between the W and N ridges of the peak.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data