Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Bernal Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Bernal Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
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).
No images of this place could be found.