This page presents the geographical name data for Lane Plateau 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): Lane Plateau
Feature Class (see definition): Plain
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17683
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 23' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
175° 26' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.3833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 175.4333333
Elevation (see definition): 3000
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A flat, ice-covered plateau that rises to 3,000 m between Mount Waterman, Mount Cartwright, and Mount Bronk in the central Hughes Range of the Queen Maud Mountains. The plateau trends N-S for 9 miles and is 2.5 miles wide. Discovered and photographed by R. Admiral Byrd on the Baselaying Flight of Nov. 18, 1929, and surveyed by A.P. Crary, 1957-58. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys, 1962-63, and U.S. Navy photography taken 1958-63. The plateau is named in honor of Neal Lane, Director of the National Science Foundation from 1993 to 1998. Under his leadership NSF won congressional approval for rebuilding South Pole Station as a premier international science facility set to open at the beginning of the 21st century.
Date Created (see definition): 05/18/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data