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ID: 7014667
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014667

 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of Bering Strait (strait)  Bering Strait (strait)

Coordinates:
Lat: 66 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 66.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 169 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -169.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Links Arctic Ocean with Bering Sea, separating continents of Asia and North America at their closest point; in winter is covered by thick ice sheets; during Ice Age, sea level fell and the strait was a land bridge allowing plants, animals and humans to migrate.

Names:
Bering Strait (preferred,C,V)
Proliv Beringa (C,V)
Beringov Proliv (C,V)
Behring, Détroit de (C,O)
Détroit de Behring (C,V)
Behring (C,V)
Kamchatka (C,V)
Beringia (C,O)  ............ refers to land bridge

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceans (miscellaneous)  ....  Oceans (miscellaneous) (P)
Hierarchy of Bering Strait (strait)  ........  Bering Strait (strait) (P)

Place Types:
strait (preferred, C)
land bridge (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Behring..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 November 2015
Behring, Détroit de..........  [VP]
...................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-17
Beringia..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
Beringov Proliv..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 November 2015
Bering Strait..........  [VP Preferred]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 132
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 November 2015
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
Détroit de Behring..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kamchatka..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 November 2015
Proliv Beringa..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 132
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 November 2015
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 132
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 November 2015
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-17
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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