This page presents the geographical name data for Géologie Archipelago 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): Géologie Archipelago
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5584
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 39' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
139° 55' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.65
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 139.9166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Small archipelago of rocky islands and rocks close N of Cape Geodesie and Astrolabe Glacier Tongue, extending from Helene Island on the W to Dumoulin Islands on the east. The French expedition under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville landed on Debarquement Rock in the Dumoulin Islands in January 1840. Because rock samples were obtained, they gave the name "Pointe Geologie" to a coastal feature charted as lying S of Debarquement Rock. The archipelago was delineated, in part, from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. Following surveys by French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) parties during the 1950-52 period, the French gave the name "Archipel de Pointe Geologie" to the entire archipelago, as d'Urville's coastal feature is believed to correlate with portions of the cluster of islands close N of Astrolabe Glacier Tongue.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data