Name details

Borchgrevink Nunatak

Borchgrevink Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Borchgrevink Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107873

Feature type: Nunatak

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

rising to 650m, N of Adie Inlet, Oscar II Coast, was discovered by SwAE on 18 October 1902 and named Nunatak Borchgrevink, after Carsten Egborg Borchgrevink (1864-1934), Norwegian polar explorer who emigrated to Australia; member of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1894-95; Leader of the British Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900 (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33; Pierrou, 1970, p.209; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.51). Borchgrewingk [sic] Nunatak (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Borchgrewingks Nunatak (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.252). Elevaciones Sin Hielo Borchgrewingk (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). The nunatak was described as part of the mainland (Nordenskjöld and Andersson, 1905, p.222), but also charted as an isolated nunatak in Larsen Ice Shelf in c. 65 56'S 62 17'W, a short distance from the mainland (Nordenskjöld and Andersson, 1905, map facing p.316). Borchgrewink [sic] Nunatak (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.225). Borchgrevinks Nunatak (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.91). Isla Borchgrewingk (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Kap Borchgrevink, Borchgrevinkberg, Borchgrevinknunataks (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.90,163). Borchgrevink Nunatak (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.78; BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.6; DCS 601 sheet 66 62, 1955). Borchgrevink Nunaiak [sic] (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947 confirmed that the nunatak is part of the mainland. Roca Borchgrevink (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Borchgrevink (Anderson, 1957, p.170).

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Location

Latitude:
66° 02' 00.0" S
- 66.03333°
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Longitude:
62° 30' 00.0" W
- 62.50000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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