Burtis Island

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Burtis Island, covered in snow, photographed from the air

Burtis Island (73°04′S 125°29′W) is a small island lying 19 kilometers (10 nmi) east of Cape Dart off the coast of Siple Island.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey from U.S. Navy aerial photography collected during the years 1962–65. Burtis Island was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William J. Burtis, an ionospheric physicist at Byrd Station in 1965.