Name details

Buffer Island

Buffer Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Buffer Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 123064

Feature type: Island (5)

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

A mostly ice-covered island lying W of Wordie Ice Shelf, 9 mi NW of Mount Balfour, Fallières Coast. The feature was photographed from aircraft by RARE in 1947. Following survey by FIDS, 1958, named Buffer Ice Rise by UK-APC because it obstructed NW flow of the ice shelf in this vicinity. The UK-APC amended the name to Buffer Island following a general eastward recession of Wordie Ice Front (c.1999), which disclosed the feature to be an island. Not: Buffer Ice Rise.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 10' 00.0" S
- 69.16667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 19' 00.0" W
- 67.31667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1962

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