Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Gamma Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Gamma 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:
SW-most of the Melchior Islands, Dallmann Bay, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and called IÎle Gouts after Capitaine de Frégate Gouts, of the French Navy (Charcot, 1906, p.470); further charted by DI in 1927 and named Gamma Island after the third letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; 25.iv.1952; APC, 1955, p.10; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960); re-charted by AAE in 1942 and 1943. Isla Gamma (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.133). The Argentine station "Melchior" was opened at the NE end of the island, S of Gallows Point, 31 January 1947 (Thomas and Roberts, 1953, p.659). Isla Observatorio, in association with the Argentine station (Argentina. IGM map, 1948; Pierrou, 1970, p. 560). Isla de Gamma ([Chile. IGM], 1949, p.98). Île Gamma (France. SHM, 1954, p.48). Gamma Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.574). The Argentine station was evacuated 30 November 1961. "Mel'chior" (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). "Destacamento Naval Melchior" (Pierrou, 1970, p.515). Gamma Melchior (Alarcón and others, 1976, p.31).
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