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