This page presents the geographical name data for Smith Inlet 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): Smith Inlet
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14074
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 25' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.4166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Ice-filled inlet receding 15 mi in a westerly direction between Cape Boggs and Cape Collier, along the E coast of Palmer Land. The inlet was discovered and charted in 1940 by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), but it was later erroneously shown on charts as "Stefansson Inlet." During 1947 the inlet was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne, who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. Named by Ronne for R. Admiral Edward H. Smith, USCG, noted Arctic oceanographer and explorer, leader of the and later Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data