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Snow Petrel Peak: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Snow Petrel 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): Snow Petrel Peak

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17606

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 32' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
164° 38' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 164.6333333

Elevation (see definition): 605

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1999

Description (see definition): A sharp rock peak (605 m) that marks the E=most summit of Mason Spur at the S end of Scott Coast, Victoria Land. The name appears in a 1987 sketch map and report by geologist Anne Wright-Grassham, (earlier Anne C. Wright), who had been a member of the 1983-84 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology field party to Mason Spur. So named because of the common presence of a pair of snow petrels seen flying around the peak over several days in November 1983. It was concluded they were nesting there.

Date Created (see definition): 12/28/1999

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Snow Petrel Peak in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Snow Petrel Peak should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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