Napier Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Napier 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:
An island 0.8 mi long in the SE part of Marguerite Bay, 12 mi WNW of Mount Balfour, Fallières Coast. Following survey and mapping as an ice rise in Wordie Ice Shelf by FIDS, 1958, this feature was named Napier Ice Rise by UK-APC. The name was amended to Napier Island by UK-APC after a general eastward recession of Wordie Ice Front (c. 1999) revealed it was an island. In association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after John Napier (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms and published his first tables in 1614. Not: Napier Ice Rise
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