Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery2019.3(3):303-304

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Citation:Shen, Y., Wu, L. Z., Liu, C..South Sandwich Islands .Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery2019.3(3):303-304 .DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.03.12 .

DOI: 10

cGlobal Change Data Encyclopedia

South Sandwich Islands

Shen, Y.1* Wu, L. Z.2

1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China;

2. China Polar Research Center, Shanghai 200136, China

Keywords: South Sandwich Islands; Atlantic Ocean;South Georgia Group; data encyclopedia

The South Sandwich Islands is part of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[1]. It is located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, southeast of South Georgia Group[2], with the geo-location is 56°16′44″S- 59°27′44″S, 27°36′26″W-26°16′8″W[3] (Figure 1, Figure 2).

Figure 1Map of South Sandwich Islands

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Figure 2Map of South Sandwich Islands (.kmz format)


There are 26 islands in the South Sandwich Islands, shaping like an arc, and the main islands from the north to south are: Zavodovski Island, Visokoi Island, Candlemas Island, Vindication Island, Saunders Island, Montagu Island, Bristol Island, Bellingshausen Island, Cook Island, and Thule Island. Among them, Montagu Island is the largest, with the area of 100.51 km2 and the shoreline of 45.28 km; the second largest one is Saunders Island whose area is 36.78 km2 and the coastline is 29.55 km. The total area of the South Sandwich Islands is 254.82 km2 and the coastline is 231.76 km (Table 1).

Table 1Geolocation, area and coastline of main islands of the South Sandwich Islands

Name of island

Geolocation

Center of island

Area

(km2)

Coastline (km)

Montagu Island

58°24′16″S-58°30′52″S,

26°28′44″W-26°16′8″W

58°27′18″S,

26°22′8″W

100.51

45.28

Saunders Island

57°45′43″S-57°49′54″S,

26°32′22″W-26°23′3″W

57°47′57″S,

26°28′13″W

36.78

29.55

Bristol Island

58°59′24″S-59°3′42″S,

26°37′44″W-26°29′51″W

59°1′35″S,

26°33′38″W

29.12

25.25

Visokoi Island

56°40′53″S-56°43′54″S,

27°15′29″W-27°7′54″W

56°42′25″S,

27°11′49″W

28.80

23.51

Cook Island

59°25′17″S-59°27′41″S,

27°14′34″W-27°7′51″W

59°26′27″S,

27°11′9″W

19.44

19.61

Thule Island

59°24′43″S-59°27′44″S,

27°25′6″W-27°17′54″W

59°26′15″S,

27°21′39″W

16.44

26.30

Zavodovski Island

56°16′44″S-56°19′9″S,

27°36′26″W-27°32′33″W

56°17′55″S,

27°34′32″W

10.36

21.90

Candlemas Island

57°4′23″S-57°6′42″S,

26°45′17″W-26°41′8″W

57°5′33″S,

26°43′7″W

9.61

21.58

Vindication Island

57°6′28″S-57°7′33″S,

26°49′56″W-26°47′54″W

57°7′1″S,

26°48′55″W

2.04

8.07

Bellingshausen Island

59°24′16″S-59°25′14″S,

27°5′30″W-27°4′16″W

59°24′47″S,

27°4′53″W

1.55

4.93

Others

   

0.17

5.78

Total

   

254.82

231.76

The dataset was developed based on the Google Earth and related maps and references, and its spatial vector data is from AN_I_shoreline_m_gg_2015shp.rar of the Global Multiple Scale Shorelines Dataset Based on Google Earth Images (2015)[4]. The dataset is consisted of 17 data files and archived in the .kmz and .shp[5] data formats with the data size of 1.72 MB (Compressed to 728 KB in two files).

References

[1] South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands [OL]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Georgia_and_ the_South_Sandwich_Islands.

[2] South Georgia Island [OL]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Georgia_Island

[3] Wu, L. Z., Shen, Y. South Sandwich Islands [DB/OL]. Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository, 2019. DOI: 10.3974/geodb.2019.05.08.V1.

[4] Liu, C., Shi, R. X., Zhang, Y. H. et al. Global multiple scale shorelines dataset based on Google Earth images (2015) [DB/OL]. Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository, 2019. DOI: 10.3974/geodb.2019.04.13.V1

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[5] ESRI. ArcGIS campus license of Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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