Name details

Metchnikoff Point

Metchnikoff Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Metchnikoff Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110132

Feature type: Point

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

W point of Pasteur Peninsula and N entrance point of Guyou Bay, Brabant Island, was charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named Pointe Metchnikoff after Ilya Metchnikoff (1845-1916), Russian bacteriologist and Deputy Director at that time, Pasteur Institute, Paris; Nobel Laureate in medicine, 1908 (Charcot, 1906b, p.470; Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl.3). Point Metchnikoff (USHO, 1943, p.121). Cape Metchnikoff (USAAF chart 1762, 1946). Punta Metchnikoff (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.518; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.200). Mys Mechnikova (Guretskiy, 1954, p.46). Cabo Roux, in error (Cape Roux, q.v.) (Argentina. MM chart OO, 1954). Cabo Metchnikoff (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.85). The feature was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Metchnikoff Point (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). The point is the site of a plaque installed by JSEBI, 21 July 1984, to commemorate the first landing on the island by BeAE (d'Ursel Point, q.v.).

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Location

Latitude:
64° 02' 00.0" S
- 64.03333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 35' 00.0" W
- 62.58333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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