This page presents the geographical name data for Sidell Spur 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): Sidell Spur
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19267
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 21' 38" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 33' 16" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3605556
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5544444
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 02/17/2010
Description (see definition): A prominent spur, 1.5 miles long, projecting west from the main mountain range of Brabant Island, Palmer Archipelago. The spur has a narrow crest and abuts the north side of Rush Glacier; it terminates in a bold rock face at Dallmann Bay. Named by US-ACAN (2010) after Bruce David Sidell (b. 3/20/48), Director of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, who from 1987 conducted seminal research on the physiology of Antarctic icefish in 15 field seasons at the Palmer Station and aboard research vessels in the Palmer Archipelago and South Shetland Islands. The spur overlooks the Dallmann Bay fishing area frequented by Dr. Sidell to obtain fish for his research.
Date Created (see definition): 03/05/2010
Date Edited (see definition): No data