This page presents the geographical name data for Algae Lake 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): Algae Lake
Feature Class (see definition): Lake
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 263
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 18' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
100° 48' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 100.8
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): Narrow, winding lake, 9 mi long and from 0.2 to 1 mi wide, extending in an E-W direction in the ice-free Bunger Hills. First mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and named Algae Inlet by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) because of the algae reported by OpHjp personnel, which cause varying tints to the meltwater ponds overlying the Bunger Hills and to the saline inlets and channels in the Highjump Archipelago area close to the north. Subsequent Soviet expeditions (1956-57) found this "inlet" to be a lake.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data