This page presents the geographical name data for Bruce Plateau 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): Bruce Plateau
Feature Class (see definition): Plain
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2042
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64
Elevation (see definition): 1830
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Ice-covered plateau, at least 90 mi long and about 1,830 m high, extending NE from the heads of Gould and Erskine Glaciers to the vicinity of Flandres Bay, in Graham Land. The first sighting of this plateau has not been ascertained, but it was presumably seen in January 1909 by members of the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot from their position in Pendleton Strait. The plateau was mapped from aerial photographs and Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) surveys, 1946-62. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after William S. Bruce, Scottish polar explorer and leader of the ScotNAE, 1902-04.
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