Birkenhauer Island

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Birkenhauer Island
Birkenhauer Island is located in Antarctica
Birkenhauer Island
Birkenhauer Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Coordinates66°29′S 110°37′E / 66.483°S 110.617°E / -66.483; 110.617Coordinates: 66°29′S 110°37′E / 66.483°S 110.617°E / -66.483; 110.617
ArchipelagoWindmill Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Birkenhauer Island is a mainly ice-free Antarctic island lying south of Boffa Island in the Windmill Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. Named by the US-ACAN for Reverend Henry F. Birkenhauer, S. J., seismologist and member of the Wilkes Station party of 1958.

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