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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14408

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 56' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.9333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1971

Description (see definition): Island 0.25 mi long, lying off the N end of Booth Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1903-05, and named by Charcot for Alphonse de Rothschild. To avoid confusion with Rothschild Island near Alexander Island, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 recommended that the name be changed to Splitwind Island. Owing to some physical peculiarity, the wind south of this island is often very different from that north of it.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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