Kelvin Crests (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Kelvin Crests (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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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running NE-SW and rising to c. 1150m at NE end of Forster Ice Piedmont, Fallières Coast, were roughly surveyed by BGLE in 1936-37 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232) and photographed from the air by RARE in 1947; resurveyed from the SE by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1958; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), Scottish physicist and engineer who improved the design of magnetic compasses, 1873-78, and also invented the Kelvin sounding machine, using wire instead of rope, in 1878; Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1846-99, and Chancellor, 1904-07, Glasgow University; President of the Royal Society, 1890-95 (APC, 1962, p.18; DOS 610 sheet W 69 66, 1963).
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