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