Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Lambda Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lambda 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:
one of the Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and called IÎle Sourrieu after Capitaine de Vaisseau Sourrieu, of the French Navy (Charcot, 1906b, p.470); recharted by DI in 1927 and named Lambda Island after the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.13; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960); recharted by AAE, 1942-43, from the expedition ship Primero de Mayo (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1946). Isla Lambda (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.175). The island was further charted by AAE, 1947-48, and called Isla 1°. de Mayo (Paso Primero de Mayo, q.v.) after the Argentine ship (Argentina. IGM map, 1948). IÎle Lambda (France. SHM, 1954, p.48). Isla Primero de Mayo (Castellanos, 1951, p.10; Pierrou, 1970, p.602). Isla Primera [sic] de Mayo (Cordini, 1955, lámina 55). Lambda Melchior (Alarcón and others, 1976, p.31).
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