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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5452

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Island, 1 mi long, which marks the SW extremity of the Melchior Islands in the Palmer Archipelago. This island was first roughly charted and named "Ile Gouts" by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, 1903-05, but that name has not survived in usage. The name Gamma, derived from the third letter of the Greek alphabet, was probably given by DI personnel who roughly surveyed the island in 1927. The island was surveyed by Argentine expeditions in 1942, 1943 and 1948.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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