Schokalsky Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Schokalsky Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bay (3)
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:
Bay, 9 mi wide at its entrance and indenting 6 mi between Mount Calais and Cape Brown along the E coast of Alexander Island. Hampton Glacier discharges tremendous amounts of ice into the head of Schokalsky Bay at a steep gradient causing the ice there to be extremely broken and irregular, and discourages use of this bay and glacier as an inland sledging route onto NE Alexander Island. First sighted from a distance in 1909 and roughly charted by the FrAE under Charcot who, thinking it to be a strait, gave the name "Detroit Schokalsky" after Yuliy M. Shokal'skiy, Russian geographer, meteorologist and oceanographer. Charcot followed the spelling Schokalsky used by the man himself when writing in Roman script. The coast in this vicinity was photographed from the air and this bay roughly charted in 1937 by the BGLE, but Charcot's "Detroit Schokalsky" was not identified. Surveys by FIDS in 1948 identified this bay as the feature originally named by Charcot.
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