Delta Island

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Delta Island
Delta Island is located in Antarctica
Delta Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°19′S 62°59′W / 64.317°S 62.983°W / -64.317; -62.983Coordinates: 64°19′S 62°59′W / 64.317°S 62.983°W / -64.317; -62.983
Archipelago Melchior Islands
Palmer Archipelago
Length 0.8 km (0.5 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Delta Island is an island 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) long, lying close southeast of Lambda Island and east of Alpha Island in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. The name, derived from the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, was probably given by Discovery Investigations personnel who roughly surveyed the island in 1927. The island was surveyed by Argentine expeditions in 1942, 1943 and 1948.[1]

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