This page presents the geographical name data for Steershead Crevasses 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): Steershead Crevasses
Feature Class (see definition): Valley
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14528
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
81° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
164° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -81.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -164
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): A large and distinctive area of crevasses 70 miles south of Roosevelt Island in the east part of Ross Ice Shelf. The outline of the crevasses resembles an immense steer's head. This is a unique landmark on the direct line of flight between McMurdo Station and Byrd Station, and U.S. Navy pilots regularly observed the "steer's head" as a means of verifying their navigation. This was noted by Kenneth Bertrand and Fred Alberts during a November 1962 flight from McMurdo to Byrd. On their recommendation, the name Steershead Crevasses was approved by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data