This page presents the geographical name data for Martin Cirque 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): Martin Cirque
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17399
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 40' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1997
Description (see definition): A prominent cirque, 1.9 mi NW of Mount Newall, Asgard Range, which occupies the S wall of Wright Valley between Denton Glacier and Nichols Range. The cirque is 1 mi wide and its floor, 850 m elevation, is nearly ice free. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1997) after Craig J. Martin , who had 10 years involvement in Antarctic construction and engineering projects at Siple, South Pole, and McMurdo Stations and various field camps in McMurdo Dry Valleys from 1977; from 1989, Director, Engineering, Antarctic Support Associates (ASA), with responsibility for the management of engineering, construction, and facilities maintenance efforts that directly support U.S. scientific research in Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): 09/23/1998
Date Edited (see definition): No data