Name details

Gravier Peaks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109095

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

three peaks in Tyndall Mountains, Arrowsmith Peninsula, Loubet Coast, rising to c.1900, 2100 and 2300m, and extending ENE-WSW, were roughly positioned by FAE, 1903-05, in January 1905 and named Sommet Gravier after Charles-Joseph Gravier (1865-1937), French zoologist of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris; member of the Commission appointed to publish the scientific results of the expedition (Charcot, 1906b, p.iii, 477; 1906a, map facing p.316). St. Gravier (BA chart 1238, ix.1908). The peaks were roughly surveyed by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909. Massif Gravier (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1; Bongrain, 1914, vue 26 following p.60; [referring collectively to Gravier Peaks and to Mount Lagally] vue 31 following p.60). Pics Gravier, Sommets Gravier (Bongrain, 1914, p.45 and vue 28 following p.60). Mount Gravier (BA, 1916, p.408; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; 1948, view facing p.208). Gravier Fj. (HA chart 1927). Mont Gravier (France. SHM, 1937, p.408; BA, 1948, p.357). The peaks were photographed from the air by BGLE, 13 February 1937. Gravier Massif (USHO, 1943, p.153). Gravier Peaks (USAAF chart 1762, 1946; APC, 1955, p.11; BA, 1956, p.76; chart 3570, 21.ix.1957; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978). The peaks were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in October 1958. Pico Gravier (Argentina. MM, 1958a, p.348). Picos Gravier (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.141).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 12' 00.0" S
- 67.20000°
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Longitude:
67° 20' 00.0" W
- 67.33333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
31-Mar-1955

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