Meade Islands

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Meade Islands
Meade Islands (in the background) from Miziya Peak, Livingston Island
Meade Islands is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Meade Islands
Meade Islands
Location of Meade Islands
Meade Islands is located in Antarctica
Meade Islands
Meade Islands
Location of Meade Islands
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°27′04″S 60°04′03″W / 62.451222°S 60.0675°W / -62.451222; -60.0675Coordinates: 62°27′04″S 60°04′03″W / 62.451222°S 60.0675°W / -62.451222; -60.0675
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 66 ha (160 acres)[1]
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Meade Islands is a group of two large islands, Zverino Island and Cave Island, the minor Pisanitsa Island, and several rocks lying in the north entrance to McFarlane Strait, off Archar Peninsula, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The surface areas of the first two islands are 48 hectares (120 acres)[1] and 18 hectares (44 acres).[1] respectively. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The islands were charted in 1935 by Discovery Investigations and named after C.M. Meade, Cartographer-in-charge in the Admiralty Hydrographic Office at that time.


The midpoint of the group is located at 62°27′04.4″S 60°04′03″W / 62.451222°S 60.06750°W / -62.451222; -60.06750 which is 1.98 km (1.23 mi) west of Duff Point, Greenwich Island, 3.73 km (2.32 mi) north of Pomorie Point, 3.5 km (2.2 mi) east of Williams Point, 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Zed Islands and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) south-southeast of Pyramid Island (British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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  1. ^ a b c L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.