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