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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15014

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 18' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Small group of islands and rocks which lie immediately off the NE extremity of Eta Island in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. The name, derived from the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet, appears to have been first used on a 1946 Argentine government chart following surveys of the islands by Argentine expeditions in 1942 and 1943.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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