Name details

Omicron Islands

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110434

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

SE-most of the Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, were charted by AAE in 1942 and 1943, and named Islas micron from the fifteenth letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.216). Omicron Islands (BA chart 3213, 18.vii.1947; APC, 1959a, p.9; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Grupo Omicron (Moreno, 1948, p.13). Omicron Islets (BA chart 3213, 6.x.1950; APC, 1955, p.16). Islas Silveyra, so called by AAE probably after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.277). Islas Capitán Turrado, so called by AAE after Capt. Turrado, a member of FATA (Argentina. MM chart 129, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.238). Islas Primer Teniente Turrado (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1957). Islotes Capitán Turrado (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1959).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 21' 00.0" S
- 64.35000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 55' 00.0" W
- 62.91667°
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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:
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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:
20-Sep-1955

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