This page presents the geographical name data for Clow 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): Clow Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17949
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 10' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): An island 0.6 mi long in the E part of Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. This feature was a peninsula as recently as the 1980s when the rising level of the lake submerged the E part of the peninsula and created the island. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Gary D. Clow, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who studied sand/ice interactions and sediment deposition in perennially ice-covered lakes in Taylor Valley, 1985-86; glacier geophysics at Taylor Dome, 1993-94 through 1995-96.
Date Created (see definition): 11/02/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data