160th meridian west

The meridian 160° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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160th meridian west

The 160th meridian west forms a great circle with the 20th meridian east.

It is the western boundary of continuous Class E airspace between 14, 500 feet and 18, 000 feet MSL (Mean Sea Level) over Alaska.[1]

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 160th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 160°0′W Arctic Ocean
71°34′N 160°0′W Chukchi Sea
70°40′N 160°0′W  United States Alaska
58°53′N 160°0′W Bering Sea Bristol Bay
56°29′N 160°0′W  United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
55°48′N 160°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Karpa Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°31′N 160°1′W)
Passing just east of Andronica Island, Alaska,  United States (at 55°19′N 160°1′W)
55°12′N 160°0′W  United States Alaska — Nagai Island
55°2′N 160°0′W Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Kauai, Hawaii,  United States (at 22°1′N 159°48′W)
Passing just east of the island of Niihau, Hawaii,  United States (at 21°59′N 160°3′W)
Passing just east of Jarvis Island,  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at 0°23′S 160°1′W)
Passing just west of Aitutaki island,  Cook Islands (at 18°54′S 159°50′W)
Passing just west of Rarotonga island,  Cook Islands (at 21°12′S 159°49′W)
60°0′S 160°0′W Southern Ocean
77°59′S 160°0′W Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand

See also

  • 159th meridian west
  • 161st meridian west

References

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