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Radford Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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

NOTE: The information regarding Radford Island 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 Radford Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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