This page presents the geographical name data for Breyer Mesa 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): Breyer Mesa
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1917
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 01' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 12' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.0166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -161.2
Elevation (see definition): 3000
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1951
Description (see definition): An ice-covered mesa, 5 mi long and rising over 3,000 m, standing between Christy and Tate Glaciers on the W side of Amundsen Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered by R. Admiral Byrd on the South Pole flight of November 1929, and named by him for Robert S. Breyer, West Coast representative and patron of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928-30. The name "Mount Breyer" was previously recommended for this feature, but the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) has amended the terminology to the more suitable Breyer Mesa.
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