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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


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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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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73° 14' 00.0" S
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72° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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