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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3993

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 33' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.55

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Mainly ice-covered island, 12 mi long, lying in Wilkins Sound off the W coast of Alexander Island. Discovered and roughly mapped from aircraft by members of East Base of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, and named after Herbert G. Dorsey, Jr., of the U.S. Weather Bureau, meteorologist at East Base who devised a method of predicting with exceptional accuracy the periods in which weather would be suitable for flying. Remapped from air photos taken by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. The position of the island and its outline were corrected from U.S. Landsat imagery of 1973-75 and 1979.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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