This page presents the geographical name data for Spaatz 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): Spaatz Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14309
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 12' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
075° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.2
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968
Description (see definition): A high ice-covered island, 50 mi long and 25 mi wide, lying close to the coast of Ellsworth Land, 30 mi E of Smyley Island. The N side of the island forms a portion of the S margin of Ronne Entrance; the remainder of the island is surrounded by the ice shelves of Stange Sound and George VI Sound. Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41) sledged along the N side of this feature in Dec. 1940. It was photographed from the air and first mapped as an island by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) (1947-48) under Finn Ronne. Named by Ronne for General Carl Spaatz, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), who gave assistance in providing an airplane for use of Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data