Wilkins Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Wilkins Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ice shelf
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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nearly covering Wilkins Sound (q.v.) and extending E into Haydn Inlet and Schubert Inlet, W Alexander Island, was photographed from the air by RARE in 1947. Wilkins Shelfeis (Kosack, 1955a, p.228). The ice shelf was mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959 (BAS 610 sheets W 6970 and 7070, 1960; Searle, 1963, end map). Shel'fovyy Lednik Uilkins (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Shel'fovyy Lednik Uilkinsa (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Wilkins Ice Shelf ([in 70°15'S 73°00'W replacing the name Wilkins Sound] APC, 1974, p.7; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/13, 1-DOS 1974; [co-ordinates corrected from US LANDSAT imagery of January 1973 and February 1975, and additional to the name Wilkins Sound] APC, 1977, p.35; BAS 250P sheets SR 19-20/5 (Ext.) and 9, 1-DOS 1978; [further delineated from US LANDSAT imagery of February 1979] sheet SR 19-20/9, 2-DOS 1982).
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