Burtis Island

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Burtis Island
Burtis Island is located in Antarctica
Burtis Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 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
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Burtis Island (73°04′S 125°29′W / 73.067°S 125.483°W / -73.067; -125.483) is a small island lying 19 kilometres (10 nmi) 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).