This page presents the geographical name data for Schmitt Mesa 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): Schmitt Mesa
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13393
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 56' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 05' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.9333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.0833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968
Description (see definition): A prominent, mainly ice-covered mesa, 15 mi long and 5 mi wide, forming the southern rampart of Latady Mountains at the base of Antarctic Peninsula. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1961-67. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Waldo L. Schmitt, marine biologist, Honorary Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Schmitt was aboard Fleurus at Deception Island in 1927. He participated in the Staten Island cruise to Marguerite Bay and Weddell Sea in the 1962-63 season.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data