This page presents the geographical name data for Vogel 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): Vogel Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16115
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 34' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 14' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.5666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.2333333
Elevation (see definition): 1350
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Peak, 1,350 m, rising 1.5 mi SE of Ross Pass in the Salvesen Range of South Georgia. The name Matterhorn was given by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations, 1882-83. This name has never gained currency and since many peaks in South Georgia resemble the Swiss Matterhorn, a new name was proposed by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1957. Vogel Peak is named for Dr. P. Vogel, second-in-command, physicist and meteorologist on the 1882-83 German expedition who made the first glaciological studies in South Georgia.
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