This page presents the geographical name data for Paulding Bay 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): Paulding Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11452
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
123° 15' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 123.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): A bay along the coast just W of Clark Point. The outer portions of the bay are bounded by the Moscow University and Voyeykov Ice Shelves. Mapped by G.D. Blodgett (1955) from aerial photographs obtained by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47), and named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for James K. Paulding, Secretary of the Navy under President Martin Van Buren. Paulding had previously served as U.S. Navy agent for New York and was instrumental in the outfitting of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data