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

Feature Class (see definition): Lake

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5415

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 24' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.4

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): A meltwater lake 1 mi long in the ice shelf of George VI Sound, lying below Swine Hill with its E shore bounding the exposed rocks of the W coast of Palmer Land. In summer a considerable volume of water enters the lake from the ravine immediately N of Swine Hill. First seen and surveyed in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The name arose at that time and results from the mad rush by the sledge dogs which attempted to throw themselves and their sledge down the steep ice slopes into the water, like the Gadarene swine.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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