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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13235

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
074° 25' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 74.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A bay about 25 mi wide which forms the head of Prydz Bay. The feature is bounded on the west by Amery Ice Shelf, on the east by Publications Ice Shelf, and on the south by the mainland. Discovered in February 1935 by Captain Klarius Mikkelsen in the Norwegian whaling ship Thorshavn sent out by Lars Christensen. They gave the name Sandefjordbukta after the town of Sandefjord, center of the Norwegian whaling industry. The term "ice bay" is applied to this feature because of its formation in ice, and to eliminate duplication of the name Sandefjord Bay.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Sandefjord Ice Bay 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 Sandefjord Ice Bay should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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