Owston Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Owston Islands (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:
W of Darbel Islands (q.v.), Crystal Sound, Loubet Coast. The name Islas Quirihue was applied by CAE, 1947, collectively to these islands and to the adjoining Darbel Islands, after the town of Quirihue in S Chile (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.235). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1958-59; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after Philip George Owston (b.1921), British crystallographer who interpreted X-ray difffraction work on ice in terms of the structure and movement of molecules (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; USBGN, 1969, p. 144). Owlston [sic] Islands, in error (USBGN, 1965, p.103). Owston Island [sic], in error (BA, 1974, p.200).
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