Burtis Island

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Burtis Island (73°04′S 125°29′W / 73.067°S 125.483°W / -73.067; -125.483Coordinates: 73°04′S 125°29′W / 73.067°S 125.483°W / -73.067; -125.483) is a small island lying 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of Cape Dart, Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. It was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey from U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1962–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William J. Burtis, an ionospheric physicist at Byrd Station in 1965.[1]

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