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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2986

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 21' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
114° 38' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.35

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 114.6333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): A bay formed by the right angle of the Budd Coast at Williamson Glacier. The bay is over 30 mi wide at the entrance and is occupied by glacier tongues and icebergs from Williamson and Whittle Glaciers. Delineated by G.D. Blodgett (1955) from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for George W. Colvocoresses, Midshipman on the sloop Vincennes during the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Charles Wilkes. Colvocoresses, later promoted to Captain, USN, published (1852-55) his own account of the voyage in Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition Commanded by Captain Wilkes.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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