Nolan Island

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Nolan Island
Nolan Island is located in Antarctica
Nolan Island
Nolan Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°13′S 147°24′W / 77.217°S 147.400°W / -77.217; -147.400Coordinates: 77°13′S 147°24′W / 77.217°S 147.400°W / -77.217; -147.400
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Nolan Island is an ice-covered island 11 kilometres (6 nmi) long, lying 3.7 kilometres (2 nmi) north of Court Ridge in Sulzberger Ice Shelf, along the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Discovered and mapped by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for William G. Nolan, RD1, U.S. Navy, Radarman aboard USS Glacier in Antarctica, 1957–58 and 1961-62.

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