Thode Island

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Thode Island
Thode Island is located in Antarctica
Thode Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°2′S 148°3′W / 77.033°S 148.050°W / -77.033; -148.050Coordinates: 77°2′S 148°3′W / 77.033°S 148.050°W / -77.033; -148.050
Archipelago Marshall Archipelago
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Thode Island is a small ice-covered island situated in the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, located 1.9 kilometres (1 nmi) northwest of Benton Island and 9.3 kilometres (5 nmi) east of Przybyszewski Island in the Marshall Archipelago. The island was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for George C. Thode, electronic technician and meteorologist at Byrd Station in 1968.

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