This page contains tables that define the key parameters for each Ross Sea Region projection.

The Ross Sea Region covers the sector of Antarctica between 160° East, 150° West and 60° South. The Ross Sea Region Geodetic Datum 2000 (RSRGD2000) is the official geodetic datum for this area. To facilitate the consistent topographic mapping and integration of spatial datasets a series of map projections has been defined.

More information about the development of the projections is available in the document Background to Ross Sea Region Projections.

The Ross Sea Region projections are formally defined in LINZS25008 Standard for Ross Sea Region Geodetic Datum 2000 Projections.

McMurdo Sound Lambert Conformal 2000 (MSLC2000)

Name:McMurdo Sound Lambert Conformal 2000
Abbreviation:MSLC2000
Projection type:Lambert Conformal Conic
Reference ellipsoid:GRS80
Datum:RSRGD2000
First standard parallel:76° 40' 00" South
Second standard parallel:79° 20' 00" South
Origin latitude:78° 00' 00" South
Origin longitude / central meridan:163° 00' 00" East
False Northing:5,000,000 metres North
False Easting:7,000,000 metres East
Extents:76° S – 81° S, 153° E – 173° E

Borchgrevink Coast Lambert Conformal 2000 (BCLC2000)

Name:Borchgrevink Coast Lambert Conformal 2000
Abbreviation:BCLC2000
Projection type:Lambert Conformal Conic
Reference ellipsoid:GRS80
Datum:RSRGD2000
First standard parallel:73° 40' 00" South
Second standard parallel:75° 20' 00" South
Origin latitude:74° 30' 00" South
Origin longitude / central meridan:165° 00' 00" East
False Northing:3,000,000 metres North
False Easting:5,000,000 metres East
Extents:73° S – 76° S, 157° E – 173° E

Pennell Coast Lambert Conformal 2000 (PCLC2000)

Name:Pennell Coast Lambert Conformal 2000
Abbreviation:PCLC2000
Projection type:Lambert Conformal Conic
Reference ellipsoid:GRS80
Datum:RSRGD2000
First standard parallel:70° 40' 00" South
Second standard parallel:72° 20' 00" South
Origin latitude:71° 30' 00" South
Origin longitude / central meridan:166° 00' 00" East
False Northing:1,000,000 metres North
False Easting:3,000,000 metres East
Extents:69° 30’ S – 73° S, 160° E – 172° E

Ross Sea Polar Stereographic 2000 (RSPS2000)

Name:Ross Sea Polar Stereographic 2000
Abbreviation:RSPS2000
Projection type:Polar Stereographic
Reference ellipsoid:GRS80
Datum:RSRGD2000
Origin longitude / central meridan:180° 00’ 00” East
Scale factor at natural origin:0.994
Latitude of natural origin:90° 00’ 00” South
False Northing:1,000,000 metres North
False Easting:5,000,000 metres East
Extents:76° S – 90° S, 150° E – 150° W