This page presents the geographical name data for Amundsen Sea 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): Amundsen Sea
Feature Class (see definition): Sea
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 378
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
112° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -112
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): The marginal sea off the coast of Marie Byrd Land between Cape Dart, Siple Island, on the west and Cape Flying Fish, Thurston Island, on the east. Named by the Norwegian expedition of 1928-29, under Captain Nils Larsen, while exploring this area in February, 1929. Named for Captain Roald Amundsen, famous Norwegian explorer who was first to reach the South Pole. The sea has been defined with greater precision through discoveries of the U.S. Antarctic Service (1939-41), U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47) and U.S. exploration in the post-IGY years.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data