Name details

George VI Sound

George VI Sound (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

George VI Sound  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 125624

Feature type: Sound (9)

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 major fault depression, 300 mi long in the shape of the letter J, which skirts the L. and S shores of Alexander Island, separating it from Antarctic Peninsula and the English Coast. The sound is ice covered and varies from about 15 mi to more than 40 mi wide. Discovered by Lincoln Ellsworth who flew over it in 1935. Explored by the BGLE in 1936-37 and by the USAS in 1940. Named by Rymill, leader of BGLE, for George VI, King of England.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 00' 00.0" S
- 71.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 00' 00.0" W
- 68.00000°
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-1947

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