This page presents the geographical name data for Ranvik Island 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): Ranvik Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12360
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 54' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
077° 50' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.9
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 77.8333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): A rocky island, 1.5 mi long, which is the largest island in the southern part of the Rauer Islands. It lies at the northern end of Ranvik Bay, about 3 mi NW of Browns Glacier. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers, as being connected to the mainland, from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). They gave the name "Ranviktangen" (the Ranvik tongue) because of its association with Ranvik Bay. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) has approved John H. Roscoe's 1952 recommendation that the Norwegian name be amended to Ranvik Island. Roscoe's examination of this area in air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47) determined that the feature described is actually separated from the mainland.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data