Name details

Burro Peaks

Burro Peaks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Burro Peaks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108025

Feature type: Peak

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

twin peaks forming summit (190m) of Dee Island, English Strait, were called descriptively Picos Orejas de Burro [=ass's ears peaks] by CAE (Chile. DNH chart 1405, 1963; IHA, 1974, p. 216-17). Orejas de Burro, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p. 217). Following geological work in the area by BAS, 1975-76, the feature was named Burro Peaks (APC, 1980, p.3).Burton Point 66 16'S 66 56'W, NE point of Krogh Island, Biscoe Islands, was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of cold-climate physiology grouped in this area, named after Dr Alan Chadburn Burton (1904-79), English-born Canadian biophysicist, who specialized in problems of cold-weather clothing; Professor of Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., 1948-70; joint author with O.G. Edholm (Edholm Point, q.v.) of Man in a cold environment (London, 1955) (APC, 1960, p.3; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979).

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Location

Latitude:
62° 25' 36.7" S
- 62.42686°
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Longitude:
59° 46' 45.2" W
- 59.77922°
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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:
7-Feb-1978

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