Name details

Bragg Islands

Bragg Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Bragg Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107919

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

E side of Crystal Sound, Loubet Coast, including Molecule Island, Rambler Island, Sunday Island, Vagrant Island and Atom Rock, were charted by DI in 1930-31 and named Marin Darbel Islands in association with Darbel Bay (q.v.) (Ardley and others, chart, 1930; BA, 1942, p.47; chart 3196, 12.xi.1948); further charted from the air by BGLE in 1935-36 (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.496). les Marin Darbel (France. SHM, 1937, p.409). These islands were wrongly identified with islands to the NE (Darbel Islands, q.v.); following resurvey by FIDS in September 1958, they were renamed Bragg Islands in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, after Sir William Henry Bragg (1862-1942), English physicist and Nobel Laureate in physics, 1915, who interpreted X-ray measurements to give the location of oxygen atoms in the structure of ice; Director (Professor of Chemistry), Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1923-42; President of the Royal Society, 1935-40 (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Islotes Bragg (Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 8)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 29' 00.0" S
- 66.48333°
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Longitude:
66° 26' 00.0" W
- 66.43333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
23-Sep-1960

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