This page presents the geographical name data for Carlson Inlet 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): Carlson Inlet
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2445
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
078° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): An ice-filled inlet, 100 mi long and 25 mi wide, lying between Fletcher Ice Rise and Fowler Ice Rise in the SW part of Ronne Ice Shelf. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Ronald F. Carlson, U.S. Navy (USN), pilot of R4D-8 and C-130 aircraft with Squadron VX-6, who made innumerable flights in support of IGY and U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field parties in the 1950s and 1960s. On Dec. 14, 1961, he commanded a C-130 Hercules flight from McMurdo Station across the Ellsworth Mountains, during which he observed, photographed and roughly sketched this inlet.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data