This page presents the geographical name data for Hughes Basin 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): Hughes Basin
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18195
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 19' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 18' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.3166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 156.3
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2001
Description (see definition): A large basinlike neve in Britannia Range which is bounded except to the S by Ravens Mountains, Mount Henderson, Mount Olympus and Mount Quackenbush. The feature is 15 mi long and the ice surface descends N-S from 2000 m near Mount Olympus to 1000 m near Darnell Nunatak, where there is discharge to Byrd Glacier. Named after Terence J. Hughes of the Department of Geological Sciences and Institute of Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, Orono, who made an intensive study of the Byrd Glacier, 1978-79, entailing photogrammetric determination of the elevation of the ice surface and its velocity, radio-echo sounding from LC-130 aircraft, and ground survey from fixed stations close to Byrd Glacier and moving stations on the glacier itself.
Date Created (see definition): 12/23/2002
Date Edited (see definition): No data