Gränicher Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Gränicher 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:
N-most of Bennett Islands (q.v.), Hanusse Bay, off Adelaide Island, was called Isla Guacolda by CAE, 1947, after a Chilean submarine (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.44), Islote Suboficial Nieva by AAE after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.10) or Islote Suboficial Nievas (Argentina. MM 1958a, p.353); in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named Gränicher Island after Walter Hans Heini Gränicher (b. 1924), Swiss physicist working from 1954 on the electrical and mechanical properties of ice in relation to its molecular structure (APC, 1960, p.4; BA, 1976, p.3; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979). Gränicker [sic] Island (BA, 1961, p.190).
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