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Simmons Basin: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Simmons Basin in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Simmons Basin should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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