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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Piccard Cove (GBR) 64° 44' 00.0" S 62° 16' 00.0" W Cove
Name ID: 110616 Place ID: 11234

SW end of Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after August Piccard (1884-1962), Swiss physicist and pioneer of the stratosphere, who reached heights of 15500 and 16900m in a hydrogen-filled balloon in May 1931 and August 1932, respectively; Professor of Physics, University of Brussels 1922-54 (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Bahía Wilhelmina, apparently referring only to the cove (Chile. DNH chart 1500, 1963). Caleta Piccard (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter G).

Piccard Cove (USA) 64° 45' 00.0" S 62° 19' 00.0" W Cove
Name ID: 130114 Place ID: 11234

Cove forming the southernmost part of Wilhelmina Bay, along the W coast of Graham Land. Charted by the BelgAE under Gerlache, 1897-99. Named by the UK-APC in 1960 for Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist, stratosphere pioneer who reached a height of 9.5 mi in a hydrogen-filled balloon in 1931.

Piccard, caleta (ARG) 64° 44' 00.0" S 62° 16' 00.0" W Cove
Name ID: 101849 Place ID: 11234

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