Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Moss Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Moss Islands (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:
between Cierva Point and Midas Island, Danco Coast, were probably sighted by BeAE in January 1898; charted by SwAE in December 1902, when the name Moss-Insel was applied to the largest and E-most island from the abundant growth of moss and lichen in summer (Skottsberg, 1912, p.8); further charted by FAE, 1903-05. IÎle Moose [sic] (Gourdon, 1908, p.8). Moos Inseln [=moss islands] (Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Islotes General Levene, probably referring to these islands (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.70). Isla Ricardo, referring to the largest island (Di Lena, 1956, map p.95). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Moss Islands (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Islotes López, so called by CAE, 1947-48, after Capt. (F) Alfredo López Costa of the oil-tanker Rancagua (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.139; IHA, 1974, p.188). Isla Ximena, referring to the largest island after a relative of a member of CAE (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.305). Moss Island, referring to the largest island (USOO chart 6944, 1963).
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