This page presents the geographical name data for Byrd Subglacial 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): Byrd Subglacial Basin
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2256
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
115° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -115
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A major subglacial basin of West Antarctica, extending E-W between Crary Mountains and Ellsworth Mountains. It is bounded to the S by a low subglacial ridge which seperates this feature from Bentley Subglacial Trench. A rude delineation of this subglacial basin was determined by several U.S. seismic parties operating from Byrd, Little America V, and Ellsworth Stations during the 1950's and 1960's. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1961) for its locus relative to Marie Byrd Land and Byrd Station. This revised description, excluding Bentley Subglacial Trench and smaller basins to the S of Flood Range and Ford Ranges, follow delineation of the region by the SPRI-NSF-TUD airborne radio echo sounding program, 1967-79.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data