Groves Island

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Groves Island
Groves Island is located in Antarctica
Groves Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 75°30′S 143°5′W / 75.500°S 143.083°W / -75.500; -143.083Coordinates: 75°30′S 143°5′W / 75.500°S 143.083°W / -75.500; -143.083
Length 9 km (5.6 mi)
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Groves Island is an ice-covered island 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, lying close off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, between Siemiatkowski Glacier and Land Glacier. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65), and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Benjamin F. Groves, a meteorologist at Byrd Station, 1964.[1]

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