Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Korff Ice Rise (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Korff Ice Rise (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:
in Ronne Ice Shelf, E of Fletcher Promontory, rising to c. 300m and extending NE-SW for c. 170km., was roughly mapped by a US traverse party from "Ellsworth Station", 1957-58, and named Korff Island after Serge Alexander Korff (b. 1906), American physicist and cosmic ray specialist, of Finnish birth; Professor of Physics, New York University, 1946-72 (Aughenbaugh and others, 1958, map E. 1; Neuberg and others, 1959, map p.111 and p.115). Ostrov Korf (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Vozvyshennost' Korf (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). The feature was further mapped on a radio echo-sounding flight by BAS from "Siple Station", Ellsworth Land, in January 1975 and shown to be an ice rise. Korff Ice Rise (APC, 1977, p.19; Swithinbank, 1977, map p.168 and photograph facing p.172; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Isla Portillo, so called by AAE after Almte Portillo, of the Argentine Navy (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter P).
No images of this place could be found.