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