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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18827

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 18' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 29' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.3

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.4833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 04/16/2002

Description (see definition): A narrow channel, 0.2 mi wide, between Madder Cliffs on the W end of Joinville Island, and an unnamed island, connecting Suspiros Bay and an unnamed body of water. Named for Captain Peter Skog who has been on cruise ships in Antarctic waters since 1973. During that time he continually took soundings of poorly charted areas to ensure the safety of landings, and the soundings have been used to enhance British Admiralty Charts. In 1998, as master of the MS Explorer, Captain Skog became the first person to pilot a cruise ship through this channel.

Date Created (see definition): 08/01/2007

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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