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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7650

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
038° 03' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -38.05

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Small cove which is the principal indentation in the S side of Bird Island, off the W end of South Georgia. Surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for David S. Jordan (1851-1931), American naturalist, the first president of Stanford University, 1891-1913. In 1896-97 he was commissioner in charge of fur seal investigations in the North Pacific, and subsequently a powerful advocate of fur seal protection by international agreement. Fur seals breed on Bird Island, particularly in the vicinity of this cove.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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