This page presents the geographical name data for Whirlwind 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): Whirlwind Inlet
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16511
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 25' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.4166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Ice-filled inlet that recedes inland for 7 mi and is 12 mi wide at its entrance between Cape Northrop and Tent Nunatak, along the E coast of Graham Land. Sir Hubert Wilkins discovered the inlet on his flight of Dec. 20, 1928. Wilkins reported four large glaciers flowing into the inlet, which he named Whirlwind Glaciers because their relative position was suggestive of the radial cylinders of his Wright Whirlwind engine. The inlet was photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940 and charted by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1947.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data