Name details

Merger Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110125

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

ice-covered except for two small rock outcrops and rising to 275m in the entrance of Haydn Inlet, W Alexander Island, E of Dorsey Island, following map compilation by FIDS in 1959 from air photographs taken by RARE in 1947, was named descriptively, the island merging with the surrounding Wilkins Ice Shelf ([in 70°06'S 71°13'W, SE of Dorsey Island] APC, 1961, p.3; DOS 710 sheet 14, 1963; Searle, 1963, end map; [in 70°17'S 70°48'W] APC, 1977, p.22; [position corrected from USLANDSAT imagery of February 1979] BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/9, 2-DOS 1980; APC, 1986, p.3). Ostrov Merdzher (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 17' 00.0" S
- 70.28333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
70° 42' 00.0" W
- 70.70000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
2-Mar-1961

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