This page presents the geographical name data for Menster Ledge 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): Menster Ledge
Feature Class (see definition): Bench
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18123
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 18' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 23' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.3
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 156.3833333
Elevation (see definition): 1800
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2001
Description (see definition): A relatively level benchlike feature which rises to 1800 m 6 mi SW of Mount Olympus in Hughes Basin, Britannia Range. The feature is 2.5 mi wide and is smoothly ice covered in the central and N portions; an abrupt ice and rock cliff forms the S end of the ledge. Named after Chaplain William J. Menster (Commander, U.S. Navy (USN)) of the flagship Mount Olympus in Operation Deep Freeze, 1946-47. The location of the ledge is in proximity to Byrd Glacier, Mount Olympus, and other features that memorialize leaders and ships of Operation High Jump.
Date Created (see definition): 12/07/2001
Date Edited (see definition): No data