Name details

Loewe Island

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

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

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Id 140285

Feature type: Island

Origin

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

Narrative

Island 1.1 km long about 2.5 km to the north of Mothes Point in Barlas Channel. The feature was an isthmus in 1960 when the names in this area were allocated. It is now separated from Adelaide Island by a 1 km wide channel.

Named For

Named in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, for Dr Fritz Loewe (1895-1974) of the German Aviation Weather Bureau, Berlin. Glaciologist on Wegener?s German Greenland Expedition 1930-31. He spent a difficult winter at the central Ice Cap Station Eismitte 1930-31 with Ernst Sorge (q.v) and Johannes Georgi (q.v.). Despite great hardships, including amputation of Loewe?s toes due to frostbite, they still managed to acquire valuable glaciological observations. He later worked at the Scott Polar Research Institute, founded the first meteorological institute in Australia and was a member of further polar expeditions.

Location

Latitude:
67° 12' 55.0" S
-67.21528°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 49' 20.0" W
-67.82222°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Landsat-8 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
Source Identifier:
https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Source Scale:
1:30 m resolution
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
UK APC
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Approved
Date approved:
24-Jun-2017

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