Name details

Mothes Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 138362

Feature type: Island

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.

Narrative

"Island about 150 m wide off the east coast of Adelaide Island. Surveyed by FIDS from ""Stonington Island"" in September 1948 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after Prof. Hans Mothes (b.1902), German glaciologist of Göttingen who, with B. Brockhamp (Brockhamp Islands, q.v.), made the first seismic sounding of a glacier, in Austria in 1926. The isthmus previously named Mothes Point became a true island in about 1999. By April 2016 the channel between the island and Adelaide Island had widened to about 150 metres."

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 13' 48.0" S
- 67.23000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 51' 00.0" W
- 67.85000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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

request by Adrian Fox, June 2018

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
14-Apr-2016

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