Johnson Island (Antarctica)

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Johnson Island
Johnson Island is located in Antarctica
Johnson Island
Johnson Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 72°52′S 93°54′W / 72.867°S 93.900°W / -72.867; -93.900Coordinates: 72°52′S 93°54′W / 72.867°S 93.900°W / -72.867; -93.900
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Johnson Island is an ice-covered island, about 17 kilometres (9 nmi) long and 9 kilometres (5 nmi) wide, lying within the Abbot Ice Shelf, Antarctica, about 26 kilometres (14 nmi) southeast of Dustin Island. The feature was observed and roughly positioned as an "ice rise" by parties from the USS Glacier (AGB-4) in February 1961. It was remapped by the United States Geological Survey from U.S. Navy air photos, 1966, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Theodore L. Johnson, an electrical engineer at Byrd Station in 1964–65.[1]

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