Berkley Island

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Berkley
Berkley Island is located in Antarctica
Berkley Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Coordinates 66°13′S 110°39′E / 66.217°S 110.650°E / -66.217; 110.650Coordinates: 66°13′S 110°39′E / 66.217°S 110.650°E / -66.217; 110.650
Archipelago Swain Islands
Length 1 km (0.6 mi)
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Berkley Island (66°13′S 110°39′E / 66.217°S 110.650°E / -66.217; 110.650) is an island, 1 kilometre (0.5 nmi) long, which marks the northeast end of the Swain Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was included in a survey of the Swain Islands in 1957 by Wilkes Station personnel under Carl R. Eklund. It was named by Eklund for Richard J. Berkley, a geomagnetician with the US-IGY wintering party of 1957 at Wilkes Station.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Berkley Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).