This page presents the geographical name data for Peacock Heights 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): Peacock Heights
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18297
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
81° 33' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
158° 45' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -81.55
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 158.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): A bold array of peaks and ridges, 11 mi long and 5 mi wide, extending ESE from Mount Nares in the Churchill Mountains. The feature rises from c. 600 m on Starshot Glacier to c. 2600 m near Mount Nares and forms the divide between Flynn Glacier and Donnally Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Dennis S. Peacock (Peacock Peak, q.v.), Director, Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences, National Science Foundation, 1975-87; Section Head for Upper Atmospheric Research, 1988-91; U.S. Antarctic Program Chief Scientist, 1991-2002, concurrently serving as Head, Polar Sciences Section in the NSF Office of Polar Programs.
Date Created (see definition): 01/29/2003
Date Edited (see definition): No data