This page presents the geographical name data for MacAyeal Ice Stream 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): MacAyeal Ice Stream
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17771
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
143° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -143
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): An ice stream flowing W to the juncture of Shirase and Siple Coasts between Bindschadler Ice Stream and Echelmeyer Ice Stream. It is one of several major ice streams draining from Marie Byrd Land into the Ross Ice Shelf. The ice streams were investigated and mapped by U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) personnel in a number of field seasons from 1983-84 and named Ice Stream A, B, C, etc., according to their position from south to north. The name was changed by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 2002 to honor Douglas R. MacAyeal, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) investigator in the Ross Sea area including study of the Ross Ice Shelf, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Marie Byrd Land ice streams, 1989-2002.
Date Created (see definition): 05/22/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data