This page presents the geographical name data for Ronne Entrance 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): Ronne Entrance
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12870
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
074° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): Broad SW entrance of George VI Sound where it opens on Bellingshausen Sea at the SW side of Alexander Island. Discovered on a sledge journey through the sound in December 1940 by Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, and named Ronne Bay. Since 1940, the head of the bay has receded eastward into George VI Sound, altering the relationships on which the name was based. The name was therefore changed to Ronne Entrance, in keeping with the physical characteristics of the feature. Named after the Ronne family, of which the father, Martin Ronne, was a member of the Norwegian expedition under Amundsen, 1910-12, and the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928-30; the son, Finn Ronne (d.1980), was a member of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1933-35, and the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41. Finn Ronne also served as leader of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, and as military and scientific leader at Ellsworth Station during the IGY, 1957.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data