Dean Island (Antarctica)

Dean Island in the Antarctic is an ice-covered island, 37 kilometres (20 nmi) long and 19 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, lying within the Getz Ice Shelf and midway between Grant Island and Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. It was first sighted from a distance of 37 kilometres (20 nmi) from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named for Chief Warrant Officer S.L. Dean, U.S. Navy, Electrical Officer on the Glacier at the time of discovery.

Dean Island
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1:250,000 scale topographic map of Dean Island.
Dean Island is located in Antarctica
Dean Island
Dean Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates74°30′S 127°35′W / 74.500°S 127.583°W / -74.500; -127.583Coordinates: 74°30′S 127°35′W / 74.500°S 127.583°W / -74.500; -127.583
Area702 km2 (271 sq mi)
Length37 km (23 mi)
Width19 km (11.8 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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