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Russian Gap: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Russian Gap 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): Russian Gap

Feature Class (see definition): Gap

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13066

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 13' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.2166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): Gap extending in a N-S direction between the Havre Mountains and Rouen Mountains, in the N part of Alexander Island. The N coast of Alexander Island was first sketched from a great distance in 1821 by the Russian expedition under Bellingshausen and this gap apparently represented by one of two open spaces between three high features. The gap was mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the Russian group which observed this area in 1821.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Russian Gap in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Russian Gap should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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