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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16454

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 19' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): A group of small ice-covered islands and rocks which lie W of The Sound in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. The islands E of The Sound are called East Melchior Islands. The name was probably given by DI personnel who roughly surveyed these islands in 1927. The islands were surveyed by Argentine expeditions in 1942, 1943 and 1948.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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