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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9273

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 20' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 56.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A shallow coastal indentation, 7 mi wide and receding only 2 mi, located 9 mi W of Cape Davis at the NW side of Edward VIII Plateau. The British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), 1929-31, under Mawson, originally charted Magnet Bay as a larger bay extending from Cape Davis to Cape Borley, naming it after the vessel Magnet, in which Peter Kemp first sighted land in this vicinity in 1833. Later exploration, particularly that of the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37, has shown the bay to be less extensive.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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