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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14211

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Island lying just S of The Gullet in Barlas Channel, close E of Adelaide Island. Mapped by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from surveys and air photos, 1948-59. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Ernst F.W. Sorge, German glaciologist who made the first seismic soundings of the Greenland ice sheet, 1929-31, and developed a theory of the densification of firn.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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