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Géologie Archipelago: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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