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