Marshall Archipelago

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Marshall Archipelago
Marshall Archipelago is located in Antarctica
Marshall Archipelago
Marshall Archipelago
Location in Antarctica
Location Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 77°0′S 148°30′W / 77.000°S 148.500°W / -77.000; -148.500Coordinates: 77°0′S 148°30′W / 77.000°S 148.500°W / -77.000; -148.500
Total islands 10
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Marshall Archipelago is an extensive group of large ice-covered islands within the Sulzberger Ice Shelf off Antarctica. Several of the islands were discovered and plotted by the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions (1928–30 and 1933–35) and by the United States Antarctic Service (1939–41), all led by Admiral Richard E. Byrd. The full extent of the archipelago was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65). The name was proposed by Admiral Byrd for General of the Army George C. Marshall, who made financial contributions as a private individual and also, on the same basis, provided advisory assistance to the Byrd expedition of 1933–35.[1]



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