This page presents the geographical name data for Mariner 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): Mariner Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9409
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 01' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
101° 09' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.0166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 101.15
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Group of rocky islands and rocks forming the north-central group of the Highjump Archipelago, bounded by Edisto Channel on the W, Gossard Channel on the S, and Remenchus Glacier on the east. Mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) to commemorate the discovery of a large ice-free region at the W end of the Knox Coast by the crew of the PBM-Martin Mariner seaplane commanded by D.E. Bunger. During photographic reconnaissance of this coastal area in January 1947, the aircraft landed on one of the inlets indenting the Bunger Hills and ground-level photographs and water samples were obtained at that time.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data