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)
Deception Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Deception Island (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:
S of Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. The E coast of the island was charted by Bransfield in 1820. The name was first recorded by Palmer, USA in 1820, and refers to the deceptive nature of this ring-shaped island with its central harbour, a breached and drowned volcanic crater. The island was charted by sealers in 1820-21 and by RUS in 1821 (GBR chart 1839, APC, 1955). Volcanic eruptions in December 1967, February 1969 and August 1970 caused considerable changes in the topography of the island. For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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