Name details

Karpf Point

Karpf Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Karpf Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109576

Feature type: Point

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

N side of Mill Inlet, Foyn Coast, S of Mount Vartdal, was photographed from the air by RARE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1947. In association with the names of Antarctic bibliographers grouped in this area, the name was originally applied to a point WNW of the present feature, after Alois Karpf, Librarian, Kaíserliche und Königliche Geographische Gesellschaft, Vienna; joint author with J. Chavanne (Cape Chavanne, q.v.) and F.R.v. Le Monnier (Monnier Point, q.v.) of Die Literatur über die Polar-Regionen der Erde (Wien, 1878) (BA chart 3570, 27.vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.13; DCS 601 sheet 66 64, 1955). Punta Karpf (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.456; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.169). Following further survey by BAS from "Stonington Island", 1963-64, the name Karpf Point was referred to the present feature (APC, 1977, p.18).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 56' 00.0" S
- 66.93333°
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Longitude:
64° 22' 00.0" W
- 64.36667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
22-Jan-1951

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