This page presents the geographical name data for Melville Highlands 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): Melville Highlands
Feature Class (see definition): Area
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9842
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 44' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
044° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -44.6
Elevation (see definition): 500
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): An ice-covered upland rising to c. 500 m and forming the central part of Laurie Island between Pirie Peninsula and the south coast, in the South Orkney Islands. A new name applied by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1987. Historically, it derives from James Weddell's map of 1825 whereon the name "Melville Island" appears for the already named Laurie Island. Robert S. Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851), was First Lord of the Admiralty, 1812-27 and 1828-30, including the period of Antarctic exploration by Weddell.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data