This page presents the geographical name data for Keating Massif 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): Keating Massif
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18498
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
81° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 34' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -81
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 156.5666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): A rugged mainly ice-covered massif, 20 km long, rising to approximately 2370 m, and lying northwest. It is located at the southern edge of the head of Byrd Glacier. The feature includes Mount Fries and forms the southwestern boundary of Zeller Glacier, Churchill Mountains. Named in honor of Colin Keating, who was the Secretary for Justice from 1997 - 2000. He had a distinguished 30 year career in the Public Service, mostly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during which time he had a significant Antarctic focus through his work in the Legal Division and then as the Deputy Secretary responsible for Multi Lateral Affairs, which included the Legal and Antarctic Divisions. Later, as the Deputy Secretary responsible for Corporate Affairs, he retained authority for the Antarctic Policy Unit, at a time of considerable changes to the organizational structure of New Zealand Antarctic institutions from 1985 through to 1993. He provided much of the intellectual input behind New Zealand's work leading to the adoption of the Environment Protocol.
Date Created (see definition): 01/22/2004
Date Edited (see definition): No data