This page presents the geographical name data for Amundsen Bay 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): Amundsen Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 374
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 55' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
050° 00' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.9166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 50
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): Long embayment 24 mi wide, close W of the Tula Mountains in Enderby Land. The bay was seen as a large pack-filled recession in the coastline by Sir Douglas Mawson on Jan. 14, 1930. Seen by Captain Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen in charge of a Norwegian expedition during an airplane flight on January 15 and subsequently mapped nearer its true position by the Norwegians. The bay was mapped in detail by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party landed by aircraft in 1956 and another landed by launch from explorer who was first to reach the South Pole.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data