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

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5677

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 36' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): A rocky beach, 1 mi long, lying W of Compton Glacier on the N side of Heard Island. This feature was known to American sealers as Rocky Beach, as shown by an unpublished sealer's map of "Hurds Island" compiled during the 1860-70 period. The name Stoney Beach was also in use during this period. The name Gilchrist Beach, as applied by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) during its 1948 survey of the island, is now established in usage. Dr. Alan R. Gilchrist served as medical officer with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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