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Linnaeus Terrace: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Linnaeus Terrace in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Linnaeus Terrace should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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