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Lavoisier Island

Lavoisier Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Lavoisier Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109762

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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one of the Biscoe Islands (q.v.), SW of Pendleton Strait, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named IÎle Nansen after Dr F. Nansen (Nansen Island, q.v.) (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316; 1906b, p.477). Nansen Island (BA chart 1238, ix.1908; [referring to a non-existent island N of the present feature] USHO chart 1132, 1930; [referring to the present feature] APC, 1955, p.15; DCS 601 sheet 66 66, 1955). Île Renaud, in error (Renaud Island, q.v.) (Bongrain, 1914, vue 24 following p.60). Nansen Öya (HA chart, 1927). Nansenöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Nansen Islands, including neighbouring islands (Rymill and others, 1938, p.87). Isla Nansen (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Isla Domeyko, Isla Ignacio Domeyko, after I. Domeyko (Domeyko Glacier, q.v.) (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). Isla Mitre, so called by AAE after Gen. Bartolome Mitre (1821-1906), Argentine statesman, soldier, historian, poet and journalist (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.294a; Pierrou, 1970, p.524). Isola Nansen (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and in association with the names of pioneers of cold-climate physiology grouped in this area, the island was renamed Lavoisier Island after Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-94), French chemist who pioneered the study of metabolism and first established the main facts about heat production in animals and man in c. 1780 (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Ostrov Nansen (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Isla Serrano, so called by CAE, 1947, after Tte 1° Fernando Serrano Reinella, medical officer in the expedition ship Iquique (Punta Serrano, q.v.). (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.257). Ostrov Lavauz'ye (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

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66° 13' 00.0" S
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66° 44' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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