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

Feature Class (see definition): Bar

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17132

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
109° 55' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 109.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): Submarine bank extending NNW from the coast of Antarctica, just W of Balaena Islands. A portion of the bank was sounded by ships of U.S. Navy (USN) OpWml, 1947-48. The bank was more fully delineated by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) during January 1956 and 1957. Named by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) for Captain Hans C. Petersen, master of the Kista Dan, who explored the bank in this vessel in January 1956.

Date Created (see definition): 07/08/1998

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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