Bernal Islands

SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 1238

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

group of four islands and a number of rocks in Crystal Sound, Loubet Coast, were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1958-59; in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in this area, named after John Desmond Bernal (1901-71), British physicist; Professor of Physics, 1937-63, of Crystallography, 1963-68, Birkbeck College, University of London; joint author in 1933 with Sir R. Fowler (Fowler Islands, q.v.) of a classic paper on the structure of ice, which suggested the location of the hydrogen atoms (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 22' 00.0" S
- 66.367°
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Longitude:
66° 28' 00.0" W
- 66.467°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Region:
Not recorded

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

Related information

Biodiversity
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