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Endeavour Massif: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Endeavour Massif 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 Endeavour Massif should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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