Name details

Barlow Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107674

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

off Cape Smith, Smith Island. The name Cape Barlow was applied by Foster in 1829 to a fictitious cape off the E coast of Smith Island, produced by an error in plotting (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a); the name was probably after Peter Barlow (1776-1827), British physicist and mathematician, whose investigations on magnetism led to the discovery of a means of rectifying or compensating compass errors in ships. Cape Barlow (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 23.ix.1949), Cap Barlow (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304), Cabo Barlow (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.191; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.39), Kapp Barlow (HA chart, 1928), all referring to an inconspicuous cape near the NE end of the island. Following the work of an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1951-52, it was found that no such cape exists anywhere on the E side of the island, and the name Barlow Islet was applied to the present feature ([Hunt], chart, 1951-52a; APC, 1955, p.5; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957). Capo Smith (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Barlow Island (APC, 1959a, p.4; BA, 1961, p.143; chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Roca Barlow (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.120; [as rejected form] IHA, 1974, p.39). Islote Barlow (Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 6).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 52' 04.5" S
- 62.86792°
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Longitude:
62° 20' 24.2" W
- 62.34006°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Sep-1954

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