This page presents the geographical name data for Eta 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): Eta Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4635
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 19' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 55' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.9166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Island, 1.5 mi long, which lies immediately N of Omega Island in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. This island, the largest feature in the NE part of the Melchior Islands, is part of what was called "Ile Melchior" by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, 1903-05, but the name Melchior now applies to the whole island group. Eta Island was roughly surveyed by DI personnel in 1927. The name Eta, derived from the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet, appears to have been first used on a 1946 Argentine government chart following surveys of the Melchior Islands by Argentine expeditions in 1942 and 1943.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data