Name details

Owston Islands

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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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110470

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

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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 23' 00.0" S
- 66.38333°
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Longitude:
66° 06' 00.0" W
- 66.10000°
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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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