This page presents the geographical name data for White 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): White Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16532
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 17' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
153° 10' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.2833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -153.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A group of ice-covered islands extending N-S for about 10 miles. They lie at the E margin of Swinburne Ice Shelf and near the terminus of Butler Glacier in the S part of Sulzberger Bay. This feature is rudely delineated on the map of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928-30, as "low ice cliffs" that rise above the level of the ice shelf. The islands were mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. The name was applied by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) at the suggestion of Admiral R.E. Byrd. Named for Dr. Paul Dudley White, internationally renowned specialist on heart diseases, who was a consultant on medical matters in regard to U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47, led by Byrd.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data