Name details

Briggs Peak

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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United States Gazetteer Id 122941

Feature type: Peak (2d)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

An isolated, conical mountain (1,120 m) on the NE side of Wordie Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. First roughly surveyed by BGLE, 1936-37. Photographed by RARE, Nov. 1947 (trimetrogon air photography). Surveyed from the ground by FIDS in 1949 and 1958. Named by UK-APC after Henry Briggs (1556-1630), English mathematician who, with John Napier, was responsible for the invention of logarithms, about 1614.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 59' 00.0" S
- 68.98333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 42' 00.0" W
- 66.70000°
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Altitude:
1120 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1962

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