Piccard Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Piccard Cove (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cove
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:
SW end of Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after August Piccard (1884-1962), Swiss physicist and pioneer of the stratosphere, who reached heights of 15500 and 16900m in a hydrogen-filled balloon in May 1931 and August 1932, respectively; Professor of Physics, University of Brussels 1922-54 (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Bahía Wilhelmina, apparently referring only to the cove (Chile. DNH chart 1500, 1963). Caleta Piccard (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter G).
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