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Oliphant Islands: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Oliphant Islands 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): Oliphant Islands

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11059

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 36' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Group of small ice-free islands and rocks lying S of Gourlay Peninsula, the SE extremity of Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. Dove Channel extends through this group in a general E-W direction. The group was roughly charted in 1912-13 by Petter Sorlle, Norwegian whaling captain, and again in 1933 by DI personnel. Surveyed in 1947 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named by them for Prof. Marcus L.E. Oliphant, then professor of physics, Birmingham University; later director of the Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, who gave assistance to the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in obtaining equipment.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Oliphant Islands in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oliphant Islands should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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