This page presents the geographical name data for Lewis Sound 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): Lewis Sound
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8787
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): A body of water running NW-SE between Lavoisier Island and Krogh Island to NE and Watkins Island to SW, in the Biscoe Islands. Mapped from aerial photographs taken by Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE), 1956-57. In association with the names of pioneers in cold climate physiology grouped in this area, named "Lewis Passage" by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) (1960) after Sir Thomas Lewis (1882-1945), English physiologist who investigated the responses of the blood vessels of the skin to environmental temperature; later renamed Lewis Sound as the feature does not provide safe passage for a ship.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data