This page presents the geographical name data for Helm Point 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): Helm Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6623
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
170° 00' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 170
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): Point which marks the SE tip of Honeycomb Ridge on the W side of Moubray Bay. It consists of brown granodiorite and supports a relatively luxuriant vegetation of lichens and mosses, along with nests of snow petrels and Wilson's petrel. Two Japanese whale-chasers, apparently familiar with the site, dropped anchor there for two nights early in Feb. 1958. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1957-58, for Arthur S. Helm, Secretary, Ross Sea Committee, who gave much assistance to the expedition. Helm was Secretary of the New Zealand Antarctic Place Names Committee, 1957-64.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data