Name details

Rasmussen Peninsula

Rasmussen Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Rasmussen Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110802

Feature type: Peninsula

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

between Mikkelsen Bay and Wordie Ice Shelf, Marguerite Bay, Fallières Coast, terminating in Cape Berteaux, was surveyed by BGLE in 1936 and resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49; called by AAE Península Mendoza after the Argentine city (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter M); in association with features on either side named after Greenland explorers, named in his centennial year after Dr Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (1879-1933), Danish Arctic explorer from 1902, ethnologist and leading exponent of travel by dog team; Founder of the Kap York station, Thule, N Greenland, in 1910, and Leader of five expeditions to N and W Greenland and Arctic Canada between 1910 and 1924 (APC, 1980, p.5; BA chart 3571, 6.v.1983; Gilberg, 1983, p.504). [ also Rasmussen Island.]

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 53' 00.0" S
- 68.88333°
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Longitude:
67° 13' 00.0" W
- 67.21667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
24-Oct-1979

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