This page presents the geographical name data for Tapsell Foreland 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): Tapsell Foreland
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14996
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 52' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
167° 20' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.8666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 167.3333333
Elevation (see definition): 800
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A broad, mostly snow-covered foreland jutting into the sea between Yule Bay and Smith Inlet, northern Victoria Land. Much of the central portion of this feature rises above 800 m The name Tapsell, applied by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1969, is the surname of the Master of the barque Brisk, one of the whaling vessels based on Enderby Settlement at Port Ross, Auckland Islands, 1849-52. In an exploratory voyage in Feb. 1850, Tapsell sailed S to the Belleny Islands and then W along the parallel of 67S as far as 143E. Despite the high latitude, no land was sighted.
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