This page presents the geographical name data for Hansen Spur 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): Hansen Spur
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6340
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 13' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
159° 33' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.2166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -159.55
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967
Description (see definition): A spur, 8 mi long, descending from the NW side of Nilsen Plateau of the Queen Maud Mountains and terminating at the edge of Amundsen Glacier just E of Olsen Crags. Mapped 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) for Ludvig Hansen, a member of the sea party aboard the Fram on Amundsen's Norwegian expedition of 1910-12. This naming preserves the spirit of Amundsen's 1911 commemoration of "Mount L. Hansen," a name applied for an unidentified mountain in the general area.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data