This page presents the geographical name data for Molar 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): Molar Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19182
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 39' 44" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
101° 22' 27" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.6622222
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -101.3741667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 04/21/2009
Description (see definition): An ice-covered island of irregular shape, 0.25 mile long, between Early Islands and Cosgrove Ice Shelf in the extreme southeast part of Ferrero Bay, Eights Coast. The occurrence of open water around the feature, clearly shown in U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) aerial photographs and satellite images of the 1966-2000 period, has drawn attention due to the island position behind the fast ice of Ferrero Bay. Named descriptively by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2009) because the shape of the island is reminiscent of a molar.
Date Created (see definition): 04/29/2009
Date Edited (see definition): No data