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Olsen Crags: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Olsen Crags in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Olsen Crags

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11069

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 12' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 48' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.2

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -160.8

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): Rugged crags surmounting a small but conspicuous mountain block that projects into the E side of Amundsen Glacier just N of Epler Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Karinius Olsen, cook on the Fram, the ship of Amundsen's Norwegian expedition of 1910-12. This naming preserves the spirit of Amundsen's 1911 commemoration of "Mount K. Olsen," a name applied for an unidentifiable mountain in the general area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Olsen Crags in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Olsen Crags should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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