Name details

Windy Valley

Windy Valley (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Windy Valley  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111973

Feature type: Valley

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

glacier-filled valley running W into Dee Ice Piedmont, Mikkelsen Bay, Fallières Coast, was roughly surveyed by BGLE in September 1936 and so named because of the strong katabatic winds that blow out of this valley (Rymill, 1938b; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232; [referring in error to Clarke Glacier, q.v.] USHO, 1943, photograph facing p.162; [correctly indicated] APC, 1955, p.22; DCS 601 sheet 6866, 1955; DOS 610 sheet W 6866, 1963). Valle Borrascoso [=stormy valley] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). The valley was resurveyed in its lower part by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Valle Windy (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). Valle Ventoso [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.305; Pierrou, 1970, p.711). The valley was surveyed in its upper part by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1958. Cape Windy, referring to a point on the coast W of the valley (BA, 1961, p.205). Valle del Viento [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.201; IHA, 1974, p.98).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 37' 00.0" S
- 68.61667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 46' 00.0" W
- 66.76667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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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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