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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14427

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 48' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 07' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.8

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Small, low, rocky island lying 1.5 mi SW of Bonaparte Point, off the SW coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Surveyed by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1956-57. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because heavy seas break over the island in a gale; spume is blown spray.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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