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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13403

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
069° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Bay, 9 mi wide at its entrance and indenting 6 mi between Mount Calais and Cape Brown along the E coast of Alexander Island. Hampton Glacier discharges tremendous amounts of ice into the head of Schokalsky Bay at a steep gradient causing the ice there to be extremely broken and irregular, and discourages use of this bay and glacier as an inland sledging route onto NE Alexander Island. First sighted from a distance in 1909 and roughly charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot who, thinking it to be a strait, gave the name "Detroit Schokalsky" after Yuliy M. Shokal'skiy, Russian geographer, meteorologist and oceanographer. Charcot followed the spelling Schokalsky used by the man himself when writing in Roman script. The coast in this vicinity was photographed from the air and this bay roughly charted in 1937 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), but Charcot's "Detroit Schokalsky" was not identified. Surveys by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948 identified this bay as the feature originally named by Charcot.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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