This page presents the geographical name data for Lassiter Coast 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): Lassiter Coast
Feature Class (see definition): Beach
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8565
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): That portion of the E coast of Antarctic Peninsula extending from Cape Mackintosh to Cape Adams. The N portion of this coast was discovered and photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940. During 1947 the entire extent of the coast was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne, who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. The name was applied by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain James W. Lassiter of the then U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), who as chief pilot was instrumental in the overall success of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) aerial exploratory program. Lassiter was pilot not only on the flight SW from Cape Adams, on which geographic discovery was extended to 7600S, 7230W (the Mount Hassage area), but also on the flight SE to about 7900S, 4345W, on which the seaward edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf and the W and central edge of the Filchner Ice Shelf were sighted and photographed for the first time.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data