Pfaff Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Pfaff 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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
one of the Bennett Islands (q.v.) in Hanusse Bay, off NE Adelaide Island, was called Isla Quidora by CAE, 1947, after the Chilean submarine Quidora (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.44); called by AAE Islote Contreras, probably after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.3); in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after Alexius Burkhard Immanuel Friedrich Pfaff (1825-86), German physicist who made pioneer studies of the deformation of glacier ice in Switzerland, 1874-76 (APC, 1960, p.6; BA, 1961, p.190; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979).
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