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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15836

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
035° 07' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -35.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A bay about 7 mi wide in the western part of Luitpold Coast. This bay receives the flow of the Schweitzer Glacier and Lerchenfeld Glacier. Discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE), 1911-12, under Wilhelm Filchner. Upon discovery Filchner named the bay for Captain Richard Vahsel of the expedition ship Deutschland. He renamed it "Herzog Ernst Bucht" after large portions of the surrounding ice broke away forming a much larger bay. However, later explorers have retained the name Vahsel Bay.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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