This page presents the geographical name data for Halzen 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): Halzen Mesa
Feature Class (see definition): Plain
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18739
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 23' 40" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 26' 25" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.3944444
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.4402778
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2005
Description (see definition): An oblong islandlike mesa, 5 mi long and rising to 1345m, that is the largest and E-most of three mesas in the Insel Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Victoria Land. The upper surface is relatively level but the periphery is marked by abrupt cliffs that rise 500 to 600 m above the floor of Barwick Valley and McKelvey Valley. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2005) after Francis Halzen, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, who (1988) conceived of AMANDA, the Antarctic muon and neutrino detector array at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station; U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) principal investigator in a project to build the “IceCube” neutrino telescope at the South Pole Station in six field seasons beginning 2004-05.
Date Created (see definition): 01/01/2005
Date Edited (see definition): No data