This page presents the geographical name data for Blåskimen Island 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): Blåskimen Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1519
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 25' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
003° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.4166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -3
Elevation (see definition): 300
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A high, ice covered island about 8 mi N of Novyy Island, at the juncture of the Jelbart and Fimbul Ice Shelves, Queen Maud Land. The island rises about 300 m above the general level of the ice shelf and is surrounded by this ice, except for the N side which borders the sea. The feature was roughly delineated by Norwegian cartographers working with air photos taken by Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) in 1951-52 and Norwegian Antarctic Expedition (NorAE) in 1958-59. They called the island Blaskimen and included the area now called Novyy Island. The Soviet Antarctic Expedition (SovAE) mapped the feature in 1961 and showed it to be separated from Novyy Island.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data