This page presents the geographical name data for Olson Island 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): Olson Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11075
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 14' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
153° 17' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.2333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -153.2833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): The largest and northernmost of the ice-covered White Islands, in southern Sulzberger Bay. The feature is rudely delineated on the map of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928-30, and is indicated as "low ice cliffs" that rise above the ice shelf in this part of the bay. Mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named for Michael L. Olson, U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) ionospheric physicist at Byrd Station, winter party 1968, and a member of the Plateau Station summer party, 1968-69.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data