This page presents the geographical name data for Köppen Point 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): Köppen Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8160
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 02' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.0333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Point marking the NE side of the entrance to Moltke Harbor in Royal Bay, South Georgia. The name Koppenberg was originally given by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations, 1882-83, to a small hill lying close inland from the point now described, and about 0.5 mi E of the German base. It was named for Prof. W. Koppen (1846-1940), noted meteorologist and climatologist, who had recommended the establishment of a high level observatory near the base. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that the hill is too small and unimportant to require a name, but that one is needed for the nearby point. For the sake of historical continuity, the name of Koppen is transferred to this previously unnamed point; the name Koppenberg is rejected.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data