(1908-1968)One of the world's foremost authorities on Antarctica, he was honored internationally for his work as scientist, explorer, inventor, geographer, diplomat, and author. An Eagle Scout and NIAGARA Sea Scout from Erie, Siple was selected from all US Boy Scouts to accompany R.E. Byrd on his 1928-30 Antarctic Expedition. In 1957, he led the first team ever to winter at the South Pole. Siple designed all-climate army gear and devised the "Wind Chill Index."
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 575477 N 4665313|
|Decimal Degrees||42.13630000, -80.08668333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 8.178', W 80° 5.201'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 8' 10.68" N, 80° 5' 12.06" W|
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