Whirlwind Inlet (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Whirlwind Inlet (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Inlet (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:
Ice-filled inlet that recedes inland for 7 mi and is 12 mi wide at its entrance between Cape Northrop and Tent Nunatak, along the E coast of Graham Land. Sir Hubert Wilkins discovered the inlet on his flight of Dec. 20, 1928. Wilkins reported four large glaciers flowing into the inlet, which he named Whirlwind Glaciers because their relative position was suggestive of the radial cylinders of his Wright Whirlwind engine. The inlet was photographed from the air by the USAS in 1940 and charted by the FIDS in 1947.
No images of this place could be found.