This page presents the geographical name data for Phelps Promontory 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): Phelps Promontory
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17463
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 28' 55" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 07' 15" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4819444
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.1208333
Elevation (see definition): 180
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1998
Description (see definition): An ice piedmont promontory fringed by several low-lying rocky headlands. The promontory rises gently to an elevation of about 180 meters southward of Williams Point, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. Named by UK-APC (1998) after Edmond Malcolm Stuart Phelps, Master RSS John Biscoe, 1972-91 (First Officer, 1966-72; Second Officer, 1964-66), who gave substantial assistance to J. L. Smellie and M.R.A. Thomson, British Antarctic Survey geologists with the survey of this area during the 1974-75 season.
Date Created (see definition): 09/25/1998
Date Edited (see definition): No data