Name details

McConnel Islands

McConnel Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

McConnel Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110074

Feature type: Island

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

off Erskine Glacier, Darbel Bay, Loubet Coast. The name Islote Trumao [=sandy earth islet] was applied descriptively by CAE, 1947, probably to one of these islands (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.283). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1956-57; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after James Cannan McConnel (1860-90), English physicist who, partly with D.A. Kidd (Kidd Islands, q.v.), made pioneer experiments on the plastic deformation of ice, both single crystals and polycrystals, 1881-90 (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 29' 00.0" S
- 66.48333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 51' 00.0" W
- 65.85000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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