Name details

Shmidt Point

Shmidt Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Shmidt Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111162

Feature type: Point

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

N point of Arrowsmith Peninsula, Loubet Coast, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, in February 1909 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.2); seen from the air and sketched by BGLE, 13 February 1937 (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.496); called Punta Allipén, probably descriptively, the native word allipén meaning "that which holds heat or fire" (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.184; IHA, 1974, p.24-25); named Cape Shmidt after Prof. Otto Yul'yevich Shmidt (1891-1956), Soviet Arctic explorer; Director, Arctic Institute [Vsesoyuznyy Arkticheskiy Institut], Leningrad, 1930-32, and Head of the Chief Administration of the Northern Sea Route [Glavsevmorput'], 1932-39; Leader of Arctic expeditions including those in Sedov, 1929 and 1930, Sibirykov, 1932, and Chelyuskin, 1933-34, and that for the establishment of a drifting station at the North Pole in 1937 (APC, 1955, p.19; DCS 601 sheet 66 66, 1955); photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Detaille Island" in 1957. Shmidt Point (APC, 1959a, p.11; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Schmidt [sic] Point (BA, 1974, p.200).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 55' 00.0" S
- 66.91667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 01' 00.0" W
- 67.01667°
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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:
Source Scale:
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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:
31-Mar-1955

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