Name details

Dorsey Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 124456

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

Mainly ice-covered island, 12 mi long, lying in Wilkins Sound off the W coast of Alexander Island. Discovered and roughly mapped from aircraft by members of East Base of the USAS, 1939-41, and named after Herbert G. Dorsey, Jr., of the U.S. Weather Bureau, meteorologist at East Base who devised a method of predicting with exceptional accuracy the periods in which weather would be suitable for flying. Remapped from air photos taken by RARE, 1947-48, by Searle of the FIDS in 1960. The position of the island and its outline were corrected from U.S. Landsat imagery of 1973-75 and 1979.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 22' 00.0" S
- 70.36667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
71° 33' 00.0" W
- 71.55000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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-1947

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