This page presents the geographical name data for Fram Mesa 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): Fram Mesa
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5220
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 28' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -156.4666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967
Description (see definition): A high, ice-capped mesa, 10 mi long and 1 to 3 mi wide, that forms the NE portion of Nilsen Plateau in the Queen Maud Mountains. The feature may have been seen by Amundsen in 1911, and it was observed and partially mapped by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) of 1928-30 and 1933-35. It was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the Fram, the ship used by Amundsen's expedition of 1910-12.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data