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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16138

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 38' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.6333333

Elevation (see definition): 245

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Island 0.5 mi long and 245 m high, lying in the NE part of Prince Gustav Channel about 2 mi WSW of Corry Island, close S of Trinity Peninsula. Islands in this area were first seen by a party under J. Gunnar Andersson of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04. Vortex Island was first charted by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in August 1945. The Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) survey party was forced to lie idle there by a whirlwind snowstorm, thus suggesting the name.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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