Whitmer Peninsula

Whitmer Peninsula (75°50′S 162°45′E / 75.833°S 162.750°E / -75.833; 162.750Coordinates: 75°50′S 162°45′E / 75.833°S 162.750°E / -75.833; 162.750) is a broad ice-capped peninsula, about 7 nautical miles (13 km) long and wide, between Cheetham Ice Tongue and Harbord Glacier Tongue on the coast of Victoria Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1957-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant (j.g.) R.D. Whitmer, U.S. Navy, who wintered over at Williams Field, McMurdo Sound, in 1956. He returned to Antarctica with U.S. Naval Construction Battalion units during Deep Freeze 1966 and 1967.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Whitmer Peninsula" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


This page was last edited on 21 November 2015, at 22:54.
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