Glasgal Island

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Glasgal Island
Glasgal Island is located in Antarctica
Glasgal Island
Glasgal Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°12′S 110°23′E / 66.200°S 110.383°E / -66.200; 110.383Coordinates: 66°12′S 110°23′E / 66.200°S 110.383°E / -66.200; 110.383
Archipelago Donovan Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Glasgal Island is a small island which marks the southwestern extremity of the Donovan Islands in Vincennes Bay, off the coast of Antarctica. It was first mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and observed in 1957 by Wilkes Station personnel under Carl R. Eklund. It was named by Eklund for Ralph Glasgal, an auroral scientist with the United States – International Geophysical Year wintering party of 1957 at Wilkes Station.[1] In later life, Glasgal was involved in stereophonic and ambiophonic research.[2]

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  1. ^ "Glasgal Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Caruso on Stage". La Folia. August 2001. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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