Name details

Simmons Basin

Simmons Basin (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Simmons Basin  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139652

Feature type: Basin

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

An ice-free basin, or valley, trending southeast between Solitary Rocks and Friis Hills, marginal to the north side of the bend of Taylor Glacier in Victoria Land. The lower east end of the valley is occupied by Simmons Lake and a lobe of ice from Taylor Glacier. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF08

Named For

Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after George M. Simmons, Jr., biologist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, who in the decade following 1977, led several U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) teams in the study of Lakes Bonney, Fryxell, Hoare, Vanda, and other lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys.

Location

Latitude:
77° 45' 35.2" S
-77.75977°
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Longitude:
161° 16' 14.0" E
161.27056°
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Altitude:
579 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

NULL

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-Sep-1992

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