Sherman Island (Antarctica)

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Sherman Island
Sherman Island (Antarctica) is located in Antarctica
Sherman Island (Antarctica)
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 72°40′S 99°45′W / 72.667°S 99.750°W / -72.667; -99.750Coordinates: 72°40′S 99°45′W / 72.667°S 99.750°W / -72.667; -99.750
Length 59 km (36.7 mi)
Width 19 km (11.8 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Sherman Island is an ice-covered island of Antarctica about 59 kilometres (32 nmi) long and 19 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, lying south of Thurston Island in the middle of Peacock Sound. The feature rises above the Abbot Ice Shelf which occupies the sound.

Delineated from aerial photographs taken by US Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Named by US-ACAN for Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, 1949-51, when preparations were being made for U.S. Naval support during the forthcoming International Geophysical Year (IGY) operations.


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

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