Hemphill Island

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Hemphill Island
Hemphill Island is located in Antarctica
Hemphill Island
Hemphill Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°23′S 110°34′E / 66.383°S 110.567°E / -66.383; 110.567Coordinates: 66°23′S 110°34′E / 66.383°S 110.567°E / -66.383; 110.567
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Hemphill Island is a small, mainly ice-covered Antarctic island lying between Robinson Ridge and Odbert Island, in the Windmill Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. It was named by the US-ACAN for George R. Hemphill, meteorologist and member of the Wilkes Station party of 1961.

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