This page presents the geographical name data for James Ross Island 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): James Ross Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7465
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.75
Elevation (see definition): 1630
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): A large island off the SE side and near the northeastern extremity of Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated by Prince Gustav Channel. Rising to 1,630 m, it is irregularly shaped and extends 40 mi in a N.S. direction. Charted in Oct. 1903 by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Otto Nordenskjold. He named it for Sir James Clark Ross, leader of a British expedition to this area in 1842, who discovered and roughly charted a number of points along the eastern side of the island. The form James Ross Island is used to avoid confusion with the widely known Ross Island in McMurdo Sound.
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