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

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13745

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -156

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): The N segment of the relatively ill-defined coast along the E side of Ross Ice Shelf and Ross Sea, lying between the N end of Siple Coast (about 8330S, 15500W) and Cape Colbeck. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1961 after Lieutenant Npbu Shirase (1861-1946), leader of the Japanese expedition, whose ship Kainan Maru sailed near this coast in Jan. 1912. Landings were made at Kainan Bay and at the Bay of Whales, the origin of a 160-mile journey SE on Ross Ice Shelf. From 7656S, 15555W (off Edward VII Peninsula), another party landed for a sledge trip to the edge of the Alexandra Mountains.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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