This page presents the geographical name data for Marshall Archipelago 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): Marshall Archipelago
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9450
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
148° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -148.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): An extensive group of large ice-covered islands within Sulzberger Ice Shelf. Several of the islands were discovered and plotted by the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions (1928-30 and 1933-35) and by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41), all led by Admiral Byrd. The full extent of the archipelago was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos (1959-65). The naming was proposed by Admiral Byrd for General of the Army George C. Marshall, who made financial contributions as a private individual and also, on the same basis, provided advisory assistance to the Byrd expedition of 1933-35.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data