Name details

White Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133638

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

Ice-covered island 13 mi long and 5 mi wide, lying 6 mi N of Sakellari Peninsula, Enderby Land. Discovered and called Hvit Oya (White Island) by Riiser-Larsen in January 1930. Its existence was considered doubtful for a number of years but was confirmed by the Soviet expedition in the Lena in March 1957, and by ANARE led by D.F. Styles in the Thala Dan in February 1960.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 44' 00.0" S
- 66.73333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
48° 35' 00.0" E
48.58333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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-1961

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