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Breyer Mesa: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Breyer Mesa in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Breyer Mesa should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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