Re: a quiz


#2913
Sciencetech
Keymaster

Here’s another way to look at it…

The quiz latitude is 77° 38′ 36.9″ S.

Cape Evans is at 77°38’S.

So what ever it is, it’s at the same latitude as Cape Evans. The latitude’s seconds specification is in the noise: 36.9″ = .62′ = .13 nautical miles, or just a short pub-crawl away. If I recall, the cross at Cape Evans is slightly south of the hut, so that could match — as could some of the dog skeletons.

Now let’s look at the longitude. The given longitude in the quiz is 166° 45′ 58.5″ E, right?

Cape Evans is at 166°24’E. Doing the math… ~46′ – 24′ = 22′, 22′ x .22nm/min = 4.84 nautical miles.)

So assuming your original quiz coordinates are correct, whatever it is lies roughly 5 nautical miles East of Cape Evans, basically on the western slope of Erebus.

The best online map of Erebus I can find is at:
http://www.ees.nmt.edu/Geop/mevo/geology/geomap.html
Click on the “Big (250 KB)” link towards the bottom to get the map.

BTW, the location for Cape Evans comes from the New Zealand Antarctic Programme’s web site, http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/article/4003.html#5018

glenn