Name details

Chionis Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 123528

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

Island lying S of Awl Point, Trinity Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The name Snow Island was used for this feature by whalers in the area in the 1920s, but has not been used on any published map. Since Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands lies just across Bransfield Strait, a new name has been substituted for this feature. Chionis Island was so named by the UK-APC in 1960 after the sheathbill (Chionis alba), a common bird in this region.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 52' 00.0" S
- 63.86667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 38' 00.0" W
- 60.63333°
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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-1960

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