Bigourdan Fjord

Bigourdan Fjord (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Bigourdan Fjord  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 1318
Name ID: 107795

Feature type: Fjord

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

between Arrowsmith Peninsula to N and Pourquoi Pas Island and Blaiklock Island to S, Loubet Coast, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, and named Fiord Bigourdan after Guillaume Bigourdan (1851-1932), French astronomer and member of the Commission des Travaux Scientifiques of FAE, 1908-10 (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Bigourdan Fd. (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; HA chart, 1927). The fjord was recharted by BGLE in 1936 (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.496). Bigourdan Fiord (USHO, 1943, p.158). Fiordo Bigourdan (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.202). The fjord was further surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in November 1948. Bigourdan Fjord (BA chart 3570, 5.i.1951; DCS 601 sheet 67 66, 1954; APC, 1955, p.5). Bigurdan-F'ord (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Seno Bigourdan (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.196; IHA, 1974, p.46).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 33' 00.0" S
- 67.55000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 23' 00.0" W
- 67.38333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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