Weertman Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Weertman 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:
the largest of the Bennett Islands (q.v.), Hanusse Bay, Loubet Coast, was called Isla Runcumilla by CAE 1947 after a Chilean submarine (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.44) or Islote Susini by AAE, probably after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.10); surveyed by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1956-59; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named Weertman Island after Johannes Weertman (b. 1925), American metallurgist who proposed a theory to explain the sliding of glaciers on their beds and who has made important contributions to the theory of glacier flow since 1956; Professor of Materials Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., from 1960 (APC, 1960, p.8; BA, 1961, p.190; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979).
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