This page presents the geographical name data for Radford 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): Radford Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12293
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 54' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
146° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.9
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -146.6
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): An ice-covered island surmounted by several peaks, lying 6 mi W of Saunders Mountain in the E part of Sulzberger Ice Shelf. Discovered by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) on the Eastern Flight of Dec. 5, 1929. This feature was mapped as a part of the mainland by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41) and named "Radford Mountains." It was determined to be an island by the U.S. Geological Survey from air photos taken by the U.S. Navy, 1962-65. Named by Byrd for V. Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) during the exploration by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp (1946-47) and later Admiral and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data