Name details

Buffer Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108005

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

Island in centre of Wordie Bay, Fallières Coast. Photographed from the air by RARE, 22 Dec. 1947 and surveyed by FIDS in Nov. 1958; called Buffer Ice Rise (GBR gaz.1962) because it obstructed the NE SW flow of Wordie Ice Shelf, which was rifted and crevassed in its vicinity at that time. Satellite imagery of 1989 showed that the ice shelf had retreated and left an island at this location; Buffer Island (GBR text 1999).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 10' 00.0" S
- 69.16667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 17' 00.0" W
- 67.28333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

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