Name details

Janssen Peak

Janssen Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Janssen Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109509

Feature type: Peak

Origin

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:

Narrative

rising to 1085m at SW end of Fief Mountains, Wiencke Island, was roughly mapped and photographed by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5; 1905, Pl. 12); named Sommet Janssen after Pierre-Jules-C├ęsar Janssen (1824-1907), French physician and astronomer; member of the Bureau des Longitudes and of the Institut de France (Charcot, 1906b, p.472). Pic Janssen (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl. 3). Pico Margalot (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.270d). The peak was surveyed by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955. Janssen Peak (USBGN, 1956, p.171; APC, 1958, p.5; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Pico Gorriti, probably after I. Gorriti (Covey Rocks, q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.5). Pico Gorrite [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1958a, p.329). Jansen [sic] Peak (BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 53' 00.0" S
- 64.88333°
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Longitude:
63° 31' 00.0" W
- 63.51667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
4-Sep-1957

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