This page presents the geographical name data for Linnaeus Terrace 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): Linnaeus Terrace
Feature Class (see definition): Bench
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8869
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 05' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.0833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A rock terrace on the N side of Oliver Peak in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy (USN) aerial photographs taken 1970. The name was proposed to Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) by E. Imre Friedmann, biologist, Florida State University, who established a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field camp on this terrace in December 1980 for the study of microbial flora living in rocks. Named after Carolus Linnaeus (Karl von Linne, 1707-78), Swedish botanist, the first to enunciate the principles for defining genera and species and to adhere to a uniform use of the binomial system for naming plants and animals.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data