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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 813

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
072° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): An ice shelf which is irregular in shape and 45 mi in extent, occupying an embayment in the S part of Alexander Island entered between Berlioz and Rossini Points. A minor embayment in this position first appears on the charts of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), which explored the S part of Alexander Island by air and from the ground in 1940. The ice shelf was delineated from air photos obtained by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), German composer.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Bach Ice Shelf 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 Bach Ice Shelf should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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