This page presents the geographical name data for Vaughan Inlet 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): Vaughan Inlet
Feature Class (see definition): Gut
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19176
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 02' 15" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.0375
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.6
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 10/21/2008
Description (see definition): An inlet approximately 9 miles long and 7.5 miles wide between Whiteside Hill and Shiver Point, Oscar II Coast. The inlet coincides with the southeast part of the ice-covered feature photographed from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins, December 20, 1928, to which he applied the name “Hektoria Fiords” after the whaling factory ship Hektoria, which transported his expedition to Deception Island. The nature of the feature was altered, revealing open water, by the retreat of the lower parts of Hektoria, Green and Evans Glacier, which followed the calving of the Larsen Ice Shelf in the area in March 2002. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) (2008) after David G. Vaughan, Honorary Professor of Geography, Swansea University; British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Principal Investigator 1999-2008; British Antarctic Survey (BAS) glaciologist, 1986-99, who has been in the forefront of investigations into the movement and break-up of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Date Created (see definition): 10/28/2008
Date Edited (see definition): No data