Splitwind Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Splitwind Island (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:
N of Turquet Point, Booth Island, Graham Coast, was charted by FAE, 1903-05, in 1904 and called Îlot de Rothschild or Île de Rothschild after Baron de Rothschild (Rothschild Island, q.v.) (Charcot, 1906b, p.473; 1908, map. p.36). Islot de Rothschild (Gourdon, 1908, end map). Île de Rotschild [sic] (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl. 5). Rothschild Island (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). de Rothschild Islets, including nearby rocks (USHO, 1943, p.136). The island was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Biscoe in April 1952. Croft Island ([Hunt], chart, ). Islotes de Rothschild, including nearby rocks (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.288). Isla de Rotshchild [sic] (Argentina. MM chart NU, 1954). Rothschild (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.141). Islote Rothschild (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.249). Splitwind Island, so named because of frequent marked differences in wind conditions to N and S of the island (APC, 1959a, p.11; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960).
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