Name details

Surgeon Island

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

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

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139919

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The largest of the Lyall Islands, 7.7km east-southeast of Cape Hooker, off the north coast of Victoria Land.

Named For

Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-63. The toponym conforms to other names in the island group which, along with Cape Hooker, have been named after surgeons who have worked in Antarctica. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN).

Location

Latitude:
70° 39' 29.6" S
-70.65823°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
167° 00' 09.9" E
167.00276°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
182 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Coordinates also checked against 0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018 : 1116494. Height at top of island

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-May-1969

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