The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Billings Cape

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Billings Cape – a cape on the coast of the De Long Strait, Russia. It is a geographical reference point, separating the coast of the East Siberian Sea from the coast of the Chukchi Sea. The cape is a complex of a huge accumulative form similar to a barrier spit separating from the sea the water areas of several oval-shaped lagoons. The highest index of a storm roller comprises 5.2–5.4 m, and together with a dune on top of the storm roller crest, it amounts to 6.8 m. Here there is a polar hydrometeostation “Cape Billings.” It was named after the captain commander and hydrographer of the Russian Navy Joseph Billings. To the south of the cape, there is rather a large lagoon named Valkakynmangkak.

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