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