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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Feature type: Island (5)
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:
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.
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