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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18930

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 45' 40" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 05' 30" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.7611111

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.0916667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 07/17/2007

Description (see definition): An island of irregular shape, 1 mile long, with Norsel Point at the narrow W extremity. The island lies between Loudwater Cove and Arthur Harbor and close off Anvers Island in Palmer Archipelago. This feature was mapped as a point of land from Anvers Island for decades because Marr Ice Piedmont covered its eastern part. A rapid recession of the Marr Ice Piedmont in 2005 created an eastern channel several hundred meters wide revealing the actuality of the island. The name Norsel Point is retained for the island’s western point. The island was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 2007 after Charles D. Amsler and Margaret O. Amsler, husband and wife U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) marine biologists in the Anvers Island area for three decades from 1979.

Date Created (see definition): 08/14/2007

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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