Name details

Cape Sobral

Sobral, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Sobral  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 136808

Feature type: Cape (8)

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Southeastern most tip of Sobral Peninsula, Nordenskjöld Coast, was roughly mapped by SwAE in October 1902, and named Kap Sobral, after Tte José María Sobral (1880-1961), of the Argentine Navy, assistant meteorologist, hydrographer and astronomer with SwAE; later Director, Department of Mines, Buenos Aires (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Cap Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Cabo Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.666). Cape Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316; [in 64°26"S 59°11"W] BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [in 64°40"S 59°40"W incorrectly shown as the S point of an island] 3175, 12.xi.1954; and 1984 [in 64°36"S 59°40"W]. The name was approved by APC, 1951 [incorrectly as the S point of an island], but was removed, 1964, following further survey work by FIDS from Hope Bay 1960-61, when the name Sobral Peninsula was approved for the entire peninsula. Reinstated by APC in 2009 following the break-up of the Larsen Ice Shelf, rendering the peninsula and cape navigable to shipping. (APC 2009).

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Location

Latitude:
64° 35' 49.1" S
- 64.59697°
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Longitude:
59° 35' 30.9" W
- 59.59192°
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Altitude:
0 m
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
26-Aug-2009

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