Name details

The Barchans

Barchans, The (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

The Barchans  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 122180

Feature type: None recorded.

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Group of small snow-capped islands marking the W end of the Argentine Islands, in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Charted by the BGLE, 1934-37, under Rymill, and so named by him because the snow caps resemble barchans (also barkhans), migrating, crescent-shaped sand dunes found in several very dry regions of the world.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 14' 00.0" S
- 65.23333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 20' 00.0" W
- 64.33333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1953

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