This page presents the geographical name data for Simmons Basin 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): Simmons Basin
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13842
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 46' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 18' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.7666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.3
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992
Description (see definition): An ice-free basin, or valley, trending SE between Solitary Rocks and Friis Hills, marginal to the N side of the bend of Taylor Glacier in Victoria Land. The lower E end of the valley is occupied by Simmons Lake and a lobe of ice from Taylor Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after George M. Simmons, Jr., biologist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, who in the decade following 1977, led several U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) teams in the study of Lakes Bonney, Fryxell, Hoare, Vanda, and other lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data