Rigsby Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rigsby Islands (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:
off NE coast of Adelaide Island in entrance of Buchanan Passage, were photographed from the air by RARE, 1947-48, and by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Detaille Island" in 1958; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after Dr George Pierce Rigsby (b. 1915), American glaciologist who specialized in the investigation of ice-crystal structure and the plasticity of ice, and designed a universal stage for ice petrofabrics (APC, 1960, p.7; BA, 1961, p.194; BAS 250P sheet SQ 10-20/10, 1-DOS 1979).
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