Name details

Thomsen Islands

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

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

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111566

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

SSW of Speerschneider Point (q.v.), Renaud Island, Biscoe Islands, were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of sea-ice specialists grouped in this area and with the name of the point, named after Helge Thomsen (1904-85), Danish meteorologist and Editor, 1946-54, of the annual reports on the state of sea ice in the Arctic, issued by Dansk Meteorologisk Institut, KĂžbenhaven; sometime Chairman, Commission for Maritime Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 47' 00.0" S
- 65.78333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 16' 00.0" W
- 66.26667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

Display Scales

Note These display scales were chosen for use by Australia, with an emphasis on East Antarctica.
          For example, selecting 'Aus_display_scale_20M' would only return names that would appear on a 1:20 million scale map.

Aus_display_scale_20M: No      Aus_display_scale_10M: No     
Aus_display_scale_5M: No      Aus_display_scale_2M: No     
Aus_display_scale_1M: No      Aus_display_scale_500k: No     
Aus_display_scale_250k: No      Aus_display_scale_100k: No     
Aus_display_scale_50k: No      Aus_display_scale_25k: No     
Aus_display_scale_10k: No      Aus_display_scale_5k: No     
Aus_display_scale_1k: No     


Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View British or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.