Name details

Omega Island

Omega Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Omega Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 129657

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Island 2 mi long, which lies immediately S of Eta Island in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. This island, the largest feature in the SE part of the Melchior Islands, is part of what was called "Ile Melchior" by the FrAE under Charcot, 1903-05, but the name Melchior now applies for the whole island group. Omega Island was roughly surveyed by DI personnel in 1927. The name Omega, derived from the last letter of the Greek alphabet, appears to have been first used on a 1946 Argentine government chart following surveys of the Melchior Islands by Argentine expeditions in 1942 and 1943.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 20' 00.0" S
- 64.33333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 56' 00.0" W
- 62.93333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1956

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