This page presents the geographical name data for Stefansson Strait 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): Stefansson Strait
Feature Class (see definition): Channel
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14533
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 26' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 25' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.4333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): An ice-filled strait 35 mi long and 3 to 10 mi wide, between the E coast of Palmer Land and Hearst Island. This strait was first sighted by Sir Hubert Wilkins at the S end of his flight of Dec. 20, 1928, and was named by him for Vilhjalmur Stefansson. He believed it to be a strait cutting off what is now known to be Antarctic Peninsula from the main land mass of Antarctica. The true orientation of the strait was determined by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) who charted this coast by land and from the air in 1940.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data