This page presents the geographical name data for Shackleton Coast 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): Shackleton Coast
Feature Class (see definition): Beach
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13618
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
82° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 00' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -82
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): That portion of the coast along the W side of the Ross Ice Shelf between Cape Selborne and Airdrop Peak at the E side of Beardmore Glacier. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1961 after Sir Ernest Shackleton. He accompanied Scott on the southern journey during the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE) (1901-04) and subsequently led three Antarctic expeditions. On the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE) (1907-09), Shackleton discovered the area beyond Shackleton Inlet to the Beardmore Glacier, and was the first to find a practicable route to the South Pole. Lack of food stopped him 97 miles from his goal.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data