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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2117

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 19' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.3166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A mostly ice-covered island lying W of Wordie Ice Shelf, 9 mi NW of Mount Balfour, Fallières Coast. The feature was photographed from aircraft by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in 1947. Following survey by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1958, named Buffer Ice Rise by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because it obstructed NW flow of the ice shelf in this vicinity. The UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) amended the name to Buffer Island following a general eastward recession of Wordie Ice Front (c.1999), which disclosed the feature to be an island. Not: Buffer Ice Rise.

Date Created (see definition): 09/07/2006

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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