This page presents the geographical name data for Abshire 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): Abshire Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19255
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 36' 03" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 58' 05" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6008333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.9680556
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 10/20/2009
Description (see definition): An island 0.52 kilometer long and 140 meters high which is the easternmost of the three Gould Islands (q.v.) in southwestern Marguerite Bay. Nautical charts have indicated the possibility of rocks or small islands in the vicinity. Named by US-ACAN (2009) after Captain Joseph Abshire of Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, from which Gould Islands were sighted and positioned during the cruise of January 2009. Captain Abshire has been an officer on the vessel in Antarctic waters since its commissioning in 1997.
Date Created (see definition): 01/07/2010
Date Edited (see definition): No data