This page presents the geographical name data for Eklund 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): Eklund Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4387
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 16' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 50' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.2666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8333333
Elevation (see definition): 410
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Group of islands which rise through the ice near the SW end of George VI Sound. The largest island, 5 mi in extent and rising to 410 m, was discovered in December 1940 by Finn Ronne and Carl R. Eklund of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) during their 1,097-mile sledge journey S from Stonington Island to the SW part of George VI Sound and return. At that time this large island, named by Ronne for Eklund, ornithologist and assistant biologist of the expedition was the only land protruding above an area of hummocky ice. V.E. Fuchs and R.J. Adie of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) sledged to the SW part of George VI Sound in 1949, at which time, because of a recession of the ice in the sound, they were able to determine that the island discovered by Ronne and Eklund is the largest of a group of mainly ice-covered islands. On the basis of original discovery, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) recommends that the name Eklund be applied to the island group rather than the single island discovered by Ronne and Eklund.
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