Name details

Snow Hill Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 131837

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

An almost completely snowcapped island, 20 mi long and 6 mi wide, lying SE of James Ross Island, from which it is separated by Admiralty Sound. It was discovered on Jan. 6, 1843 by a British expedition under Ross who, uncertain of its connection with the mainland, named it Snow Hill because its snow cover stood out in contrast to the bare ground of nearby Seymour Island. Its insular character was determined in 1902 by the SwedAE under Nordenskjold.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 28' 00.0" S
- 64.46667°
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Longitude:
57° 12' 00.0" W
- 57.20000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1952

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