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Eta Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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