This page presents the geographical name data for Martinson 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): Martinson Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19254
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 36' 16" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 58' 38" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6044444
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.9772222
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 10/20/2009
Description (see definition): An island 0.9 kilometer long and 224 meters high which is the largest and southernmost of the three Gould Islands (q.v.) in southwestern Marguerite Bay. Nautical charts have indicated the possibility of rocks or small islands in the vicinity. Gould Islands were sighted and positioned from the Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould (Captain Joseph Abshire) during the January 2009 cruise. Martinson Island was named by US-ACAN (2009) after Douglas G. Martinson, the expedition leader and project co-Principal Investigator.
Date Created (see definition): 01/07/2010
Date Edited (see definition): No data