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