This page presents the geographical name data for Endeavour Massif 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): Endeavour Massif
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17684
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 33' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 02' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.55
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.0333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A huge, flat-topped massif on the Scott Coast of Victoria Land. The massif extends S from Pa Tio Tio Gap to Fry Glacier and forms the S block of the Kirkwood Range (Robertson Massif forms the N block). Shoulder Mountain, Mount Belgrave and Mount Creak rise from the S part of the massif. Steep coastal cliffs and projecting ridges mark the E margin, but there is a gentle slope W from the massif's broad, plateaulike snow summit. This feature was originally named Mount Endeavour by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) in Oct. 1957, but on subsequent New Zealand and U.S. maps the name is identified as an 1800 m summit 3.5 mi NW of Mount Creak. Following additional mapping by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1999 and consultation between Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) and New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB), the name of the S block of Kirkwood Range was amended to Endeavour Massif to provide terminology better suited to the complex nature of the feature. For the sake of historical continuity the name Mount Endeavour (q.v.) has been retained for the summit NW of Mount Creak. Both features are named after HMNZS Endeavour (formerly John Biscoe), supply ship to the 1957 New Zealand Northern Survey Party.
Date Created (see definition): 05/18/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data