This page presents the geographical name data for Spillane Fjord 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): Spillane Fjord
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18945
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 10' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.1666667
Elevation (see definition): -1250
Decision Year (see definition): 07/17/2007
Description (see definition): A fjord in front of Crane Glacier in the W part of Exasperation Inlet, Oscar II Coast, Graham Land. The feature is 2 miles wide, 10 miles long and averages 1000 m deep. Its greatest depth is 1250 m at the far W end of the fjord. The fjord was created by the catastrophic retreat of Crane Glacier, which was itself caused by the break up of the N portion of the Larsen Ice Shelf in March 2002. The fjord’s creation was documented by satellite images and the feature was first visited by surface ship in April 2006 during the U.S. Antarctic Program NBP06-03 cruise, when the extent, depth and dimension were determined by swath bathymetry. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2007) after Joshua Spillane who served the U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) as a marine technician aboard L.M.Gould and N.B. Palmer. He lost his life in Drake Passage, April 16, 2006, while L.M.Gould was transiting from Palmer Station to Punta Arenas, Chile.
Date Created (see definition): 08/14/2007
Date Edited (see definition): No data