Name details

Eklund Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108652

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

group of islands and ice rises in George VI Ice Shelf, E of Ronne Entrance, English Coast. The largest of the islands, rising to 410m, was mapped by USAS in December 1940, following a sledge journey down George VI Sound; named Eklund Island after Carl Robert Eklund (1909-62), American biologist and a member of the sledge party; US Fish and Wildlife Service, 1934-57; USARP Scientific Leader, "Wilkes Station", 1957-58 (USAAF chart [LR-] 74, 1943; Ronne, 1945, p.18; Fuchs, 1951b, p.21, footnote). The island was also shown incorrectly as Ecklund or Ecklund Island (USAAF charts [LR-74, 75], 1942). Other features in the group appeared to USAS only as ice-covered hummocks and were not mapped. Isla Eklund (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). The whole group was mapped by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 18-23 November 1949, when recession of the ice front had exposed the islands and ice rises N and NE of the largest island (Fuchs, 1951a, p.410-11). Ekland [sic] Island (CO, 1949, p.36). Eklund-Øya (R nne, 1950b, p.155). Eklung [sic] Island (Nichols, 1953, p.37). Eklund Islands (APC, 1955, p.9; USHO chart 6638, 1955; DCS 601 sheet W 73 70, 1957; BAS 250P sheet SS 16-18/8 and 19-21/5, 1-DOS 1974). Eklund-Insel (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Ekiund [sic] Island (USAF chart GNC 24, 1958). Eklund Eilanden (Knapp, 1958, p.572). Isola Eklund (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Ostrova Eklunn (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islas Eklund (Chile. DNH, 1962. p.204; IHA, 1974, p.114).

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Location

Latitude:
73° 14' 00.0" S
- 73.23333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
72° 00' 00.0" W
- 72.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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