This page presents the geographical name data for Alcorta Rocks 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): Alcorta Rocks
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17827
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 22' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.3666667
Elevation (see definition): 100
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A nunatak on the E shore of Maumee Bight, Ross Island, 1.6 mi ENE of Rocky Point. The feature rises to c.100 m and is distinctive because three ridges radiate from the center. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Jesse J. Alcorta, year round support employee with eight field seasons at McMurdo Station from 1992-93 and many trips to South Pole Station and Christchurch; hazardous waste handling specialist at both McMurdo and South Pole Stations; cryogenic technician in support of the U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) laboratories.
Date Created (see definition): 10/25/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data