This page presents the geographical name data for Kottmeier Mesa 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): Kottmeier Mesa
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17396
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 39' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 08' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.65
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.1333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1997
Description (see definition): A prominent 2,120 m mesa, 2.8 mi NW of Mount J.J. Thompson in Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Almost wholly ice covered, the mesa is 1.5 mi long, averages 0.5 mi wide, and rises above the converging heads of David Valley, Bartley Glacier, Matterhorn Glacier, and the N flank of Rhone Glacier, all receiving ice that drains from the feature. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1997) after Steven T. Kottmeier, who as a U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) researcher, 1981-87, investigated sea ice microbial communities in the fast ice of McMurdo Sound, as well as krill associated with ice edge zones in Bellingshausen, Scotia and Weddell Seas. Served as the Manager, Laboratory Facilities, McMurdo Station for ITT Antarctic Services, 1988-90; Manager, Laboratory Science, 1990-96 and Chief Scientist from 1997 for Antarctic Support Associates (ASA).
Date Created (see definition): 09/23/1998
Date Edited (see definition): No data