Name details

Rasmussen Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 130565

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

Small island in the N part of Waddington Bay, on the W coast of Graham Land. The N entrance to Waddington Bay was named "Cap Rasmussen" by the BelgAE, 1897-99, under Gerlache, but air photos show no significant point there which can be reidentified without ambiguity. To preserve the original name in the vicinity, the UK-APC in 1959 applied the name Rasmussen to this island.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 15' 00.0" S
- 65.25000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 05' 00.0" W
- 64.08333°
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-1960

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