Brown Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Brown Peninsula (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peninsula (8)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A mostly ice free peninsula extending north from Dreary Isthmus which connects it to Mount Discovery, for approximately 20km, where Bratina Island sits at the tip, separated by a system of small ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf. The feature is kept ice free by Mount Discovery, sheltering it from the prevailing winds. Rises to 816m at Mount Wise.
Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE) (1901-04) which named it Brown Island because of its color and island like character. Name changed from Brown Island because this feature is not an island but is joined to Mount Discovery on the Mainland. The change was made by the NZ Antarctic Place Names Committee on 24 May 1961.
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