Eta Island (Palmer Archipelago)

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Eta Island
Eta Island (Palmer Archipelago) is located in Antarctica
Eta Island (Palmer Archipelago)
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°19′S 62°55′W / 64.317°S 62.917°W / -64.317; -62.917Coordinates: 64°19′S 62°55′W / 64.317°S 62.917°W / -64.317; -62.917
Archipelago Melchior Islands,
Palmer Archipelago
Length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Eta Island is an island, 2.8 kilometres (1.5 nmi) long, which lies immediately north of Omega Island in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. This island, the largest feature in the northeast part of the Melchior Islands, is part of what was called "Île Melchior" by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, but the name Melchior now applies to the whole island group. Eta Island was roughly surveyed by Discovery Investigations personnel in 1927. The name, derived from eta, the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet, appears to have been first used on a 1946 Argentine government chart following surveys of the Melchior Islands by Argentine expeditions in 1942 and 1943.[1]

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