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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16384

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 58' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 44' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.9666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.7333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): The largest and southernmost of the Bennett Islands, lying in Hanusse Bay. Mapped from air photos taken by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) (1947-48) and Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE) (1956-57). Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Johannes Weertman, American metallurgist who proposed a theory of slip of glaciers on their beds and has made important contributions to the theory of glacier flow.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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