This page presents the geographical name data for Eights Coast 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): Eights Coast
Feature Class (see definition): Beach
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4367
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
096° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -96
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): That portion of the coast of Antarctica between Cape Waite and Phrogner Point. This coast is bordered by Thurston Island, Abbot Ice Shelf and some islands within the ice shelf. It was sighted by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in flights from the ship from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-66. Named by US-SCAN for James Eights of Albany, NY, geologist on the Annawan in 1830, who carried on geologic investigations in the South Shetland Islands, and who cruised westward on the Annawan, in company with the Penguin, to 103°W. Eights, the earliest American scientist in the Antarctic, discovered the first known fossils in the Antarctic region, a tree section, in the South Shetland Islands. As a result of these investigations Eights, in 1833, published in the Transactions of the Albany Institute (Vol. 2) what proved to be remarkably accurate observations and conclusions on the natural phenomena of the region.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data