Peterson Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Peterson Island (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.
W of Bernal Islands, Crystal Sound, Loubet Coast, was 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 Selmer Wilfred Peterson (b.1917), American physical chemist who, with H.A. Levy (Levy Island, q.v.), determined the location of the hydrogen atoms in ice by neutron diffraction in 1957 (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961).
No images of this place could be found.