This page presents the geographical name data for Constellation 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): Constellation Inlet
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3064
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
080° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967
Description (see definition): An ice-filled inlet, 30 mi long and 10 mi wide, between the Dott and Skytrain Ice Rises at the SW margin of Ronne Ice Shelf. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1961-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for the Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft, C-121J. Equipped only with wheeled tricycle landing gear, it was for many years the principal carrier of personnel from the U.S. to New Zealand and thence to the ice runway near McMurdo Station. In addition to its role of hauling men and supplies, the "Connie" flew many hours of aerial photography over Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data