Name details

Terra Firma Islands

Terra Firma Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Terra Firma Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111540

Feature type: Island

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

group of islands and rocks off Mikkelsen Bay, N of Cape Berteaux, Fallières Coast, including Alamode Island, Dumbbell Island, Hayrick Island, Barn Rock, Lodge Rock, Pigmy Rock and Twig Rock, were roughly surveyed by BGLE in 1936. The name Terra Firma Island was applied to the largest island (Alamode Island, q.v.), because a BGLE depot-laying party camped at its NE corner, following the break-up of sea ice (Rymill and others, 1938, p.127), but the name Terra Firma Islands was later applied to the whole group (Rymill, 1938a, p.311 and map facing p.496; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.20; DCS 601 sheet 6866, 1955). Islas Terra Firma (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.272; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.276). Islas Tierra Firme [translation of name] (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Terra Firma Öyane (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). The islands were resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948. Ostrova Terra Firma (Aleyner, 1949, p.342). Terra Firma-Øya (Rønne, 1950b, p.56). Isla [sic] Tierra Firme (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.298a). Îles Terra Firma (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). Islotes Tierra Firme (Argentina. MM chart 133, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.689).

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Location

Latitude:
68° 42' 00.0" S
- 68.70000°
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Longitude:
67° 32' 00.0" W
- 67.53333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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