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

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13986

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 41' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.6833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): Sandy beach lying at the base of Scarlet Hill on the E side of Heard Island. The name "Launches Beach" appears to have had some usage by American sealers as shown by an unpublished sealer's map of "Hurds Island" of the 1860-70 period. The name Skua Beach was given by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) during its 1948 survey of the island and is now established in usage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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