This page presents the geographical name data for Twin Crater 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): Twin Crater
Feature Class (see definition): Crater
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17923
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 41' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.6833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A crater with twin nested cones that rises behind McMurdo Station and 0.5 mi W of Crater Hill on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. This crater was named Middle Crater by Frank Debenham of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13, apparently for its location in relation to First Crater and Crater Hill, but the name has fallen into disuse. Twin Crater, alluding to the nested cones in the crater, was applied as early as 1971 and the name has become established because of consistent use in current maps and reports.
Date Created (see definition): 10/31/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data