Name details

Chionis Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108187

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

off SE coast of Trinity Island, Palmer Archipelago, was called Snow Island by the whalers (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]); following air photography by FIDASE in 1956-57, named Chionis Island after the sheath- bill (Chionis alba), a common white bird in this region (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Isla Chionis (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961). Isla Chioms [sic] (Chile. IGM map 5, 1966). Islas [sic] Chionis (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.75).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 53' 00.0" S
- 63.88333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 38' 00.0" W
- 60.63333°
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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:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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