This page presents the geographical name data for Wheeler 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): Wheeler Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16499
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 18' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 06' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 56.1
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Bay 3 mi wide, indenting the coast 2 mi NW of Magnet Bay. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. They named this bay Brorvika (brother bay) and the rocks at its entrance Brodrene (the brothers). The area was remapped in 1956-57 by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) which renamed the bay and the rocks for G.T. Wheeler, weather observer at Mawson Station in 1957. The name Wheeler has been accepted for this bay; the name Brodrene Rocks (q.v.) has been approved for the associated rocks.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data