Briggs Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Briggs Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising to 340m on NE side of Wordie Ice Shelf, Fallières Coast, was roughly surveyed by BGLE in 1936-37 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); photographed from the air by RARE on 22 and 27 November 1947; resurveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1949 and 1958; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Henry Briggs (1556-1630), English mathematician who was responsible, with J. Napier (Napier Ice Rise, q.v.), for the invention of logarithms in c. 1614 (APC, 1962, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 68 66, 1963).
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