This page presents the geographical name data for Bernal Islands 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): Bernal Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1284
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 22' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 28' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.4666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): A group of four mainly snow-covered islands and a number of rocks lying in Crystal Sound, about 10 mi E of the S end of Lavoisier Island, Biscoe Islands. Mapped from surveys by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) (1958-59) and air photos obtained by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) (1947-48). Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for John D. Bernal, British physicist, joint author with Sir Ralph Fowler of a classic paper on the structure of ice which suggested the location of the hydrogen atoms, in 1933.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data