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