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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 946

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 14' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 20' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.2333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Group of small snow-capped islands marking the W end of the Argentine Islands, in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Charted by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, under Rymill, and so named by him because the snow caps resemble barchans (also barkhans), migrating, crescent-shaped sand dunes found in several very dry regions of the world.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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