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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Feature type: Island
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:
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).
No images of this place could be found.