Malus Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Malus 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:
Auvert Bay, Graham Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers in the prevention of snowblindness grouped in this area, named after Étienne Louis Malus (1775-1812), French physicist who discovered the polarization of light, subsequently applied in the design of snow goggles (APC, 1960, p.6; BA, 1961, p.186). Islotes Charrúa, applied by AAE to this island and offlying rocks by AAE after the veteran Antarctic tugboat Charrúa (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter C).
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