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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13871

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
135° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -135.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1974

Description (see definition): A bay 13 mi wide between Verleger Point and Melville Point, along the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Donald B. Siniff, leader of a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) party that studied population dynamics and behavior of Weddell seals in the McMurdo Sound area, 1971-72. He also worked in the McMurdo Station area the three preceding austral summers and participated in the International Weddell Sea Oceanographic Expedition, 1967-68.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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