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Prince Gustav Ice Shelf*

Prince Gustav Ice Shelf* (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Prince Gustav Ice Shelf*  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110715

Feature type: Ice shelf


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Formerly separating James Ross Island and Vega Island from Trinity Peninsula, was first traversed and mapped by SwAE in October 1903; named Kronprins Gustaf [sic] Kanalen after HRH The Crown Prince of Sweden (1858-1950), later Gustav V, King of Sweden, 1907-50 (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Canal du Prince Gustaf (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Canal du Prince-Gustave (Nordenskjöld 1904d, p.359). Kronprins Gustavs Kanal (Nordenskjöld, 1904b, p.170). Kronprinz Gustav-Kanal, Kronprinz Gustav-Sund (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.64; Vol. 2, p.127). Canal del Príncipe Gustavo (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Crown Prince Gustaf Channel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.46). Kronprinz-Gustaf-Kanal (Nordenskjöld, 1905a, p.240). Kroonprins Gustaaf Kanaal (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Détroit Prince-Royal Gustave (Nordenskjöld, 1905b, p.161). Canale Príncipe Gustavo (Duse, 1907, p.247). Kroonprins Gustav-Kanaal (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.26). Détroit du Prince-Gustav (Gourdon, 1908, p.49). Canal Príncipe Gustavo (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.604; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.231). Canal Crown Prince Gustav (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Gustav Channel, shortened form advocated (Balch, 1912, p.573; Bruce, 1917, p.250). Gustav Strait (Balch, 1912, map facing p.570). Crown Prince Gustav Channel (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.8; BA chart 3205, 1959). Chenal du Kronprinz Gustave (Zimmermann, 1930, p.315). The channel was seen from the air by Ellsworth in November 1935. Canal du Crown Prince Gustav (France. SHM, 1937, p.402). Crown Prince Gustave Channel (Ellsworth, 1938, p.290). Kronprins Gustav Channel (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). C.P. Gustav Channel (Australia. DI map, 1939). Prince Gustav Channel (USHO, 1943, p.265; James, 1949, p.47; APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS 813 British Antarctic Territory sheet, 1963; BAS 250 sheets SP 21-22/13 and SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). Kronprins Gustafs Kanalen (Andersson, 1944, map p.155). The channel was traversed for the second time and surveyed by FIDS from ""Hope Bay"" in August 1945, and again in 1946-47 (Reece, 1950). Canal Príncipe Heredero Gustavo (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Kanal Kronprintsa Gustava (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Canal K Gustav (Lliboutry, 1956, map p.440). Canale G.P. [sic] Gustav (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Prliv Prince Gustava (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). The channel was further surveyed by FIDS from ""Hope Bay"", 1959-61. Proliv Kronprintsa Gustava (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961. Proliv Prins-Gustav (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Kronprins Gustafs Kanal (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973). Prince Gustav Channei [sic] (USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975)." Underwent continuous retreat from 1945 and Landsat-7 satellite imagery in February and December 2002 showed that all of the former shelf ice had disappeared. The area once covered by shelf ice is now known as Prince Gustav Channel (q.v.)

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64° 12' 00.0" S
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58° 15' 00.0" W
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