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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Charcot Island (GBR) 69° 57' 00.0" S 75° 25' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 108156 Place ID: 2534

separated from NW Alexander Island by Wilkins Sound and Wilkins Ice Shelf, was discovered by FAE, 1908-10, on 11 January 1910, when its N coast was sighted but its insularity not established; at the suggestion of E.S. Balch, named Terre Charcot after Dr Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-93), French neurologist and Professor of Pathological Anatomy, University of Paris; father of J.-B. Charcot, Commander of FAE (Charcot Bay, q.v.) (Charcot, 1910, p.344, map facing p.370; [1911b], p.286-87). Charcot L. (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Karte 1). Charcot Land (Mill, 1912, map following p.420; BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). Jean Charcot Land (Easton, 1913, map facing p.278). Charcot Coast (Shackleton, 1919, end map). Charcot Kust (Shackleton, [1921], end map). Tierra de Charcot (Hoxmark, 1924). Charcots Land (HA chart, 1927). The insularity of the feature was proved by Wilkins who flew around it, 29 December 1929 (Wilkins, 1930, p.371-74 and Figs. 19-22, p.375-76). Charcotöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Charkot [sic] -Land (Filchner, 1930, map p.111). Charcot Ö (Hansen, atlas, 1936, chart 4). Île Charcot, Terre de Hearst (Hearst Island, q.v.), in error (France. SHM, 1937, p.410). Isla Charcot (Argentina. MM chart 65, 1940; Pierrou, 1970, p.284; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.73). Charcot Island ([in 70 10'S 75 00'W] BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.7; [in 69 45'S 75 15'W] Searle, 1963, Fig. 2 following p.166, end map; DOS 813 British Antarctic Territory sheet, 1963; [co-ordinates and outline corrected from USLANDSAT imagery of February 1979] BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981; APC, 1982, p.3). A flight over the island was made by USAS, 22 December 1940 (English, 1941, p.471). Charcot Insel (Stocks, chart, 1941). Charcot Ön (Liljeqvist, 1944, map facing p.244). Charcot-Øya (Aagaard, 1944, p.31). Charcot Öy (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Parts of the island were photographed from the air on USN Operation "Highjump" on 8 February 1947 and by RARE on 21 November 1947, when a landing was made (Ronne, 1949, p.235-36). Charcotin Saari (Andersson, 1948, end map). Tierra Charcot (Sgrosso, 1948, p.182). Ostrov Sharko (Aleyner, 1949, map p.343). Terra di Charcot (Zavatti, 1952, p.508). Wyspa Charcota (Macowski, 1953, map p.4). Charcotsön (Frödin, 1956, Front.). Charcot Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.570). Charcotv Ostrov (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Isola Charcot (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 6). The island was mapped by FIDS in 1959 from air photographs. Poluostrov [sic] Sharko (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). A temporary scientific station and airstrip were established by CAE on the NE coast of the island at 69 43'S 75 00'W in November 1982 (Times, 22 November 1982).

Charcot Island (USA) 69° 45' 00.0" S 75° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 123467 Place ID: 2534

Island, 30 mi long and 25 mi wide, which is ice covered except for prominent mountains overlooking the N coast, 55 mi W of Alexander Island. Discovered on Jan. 11, 1910, by the FrAE under Dr. Jean B. Charcot, who, at the insistence of his crew and the recommendation of Edwin S. Balch and others, named it Charcot Land. He did so with the stated intention of honoring his father, Dr. Jean Martin Charcot, a famous French physician. The insularity of Charcot Land was proved by Sir Hubert Wilkins, who flew around it on Dec. 29, 1929.

Charcot, Ile (RUS) 69° 45' 00.0" S 75° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 117419 Place ID: 2534

Charcot, Isla (CHL) 70° 12' 00.0" S 74° 55' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 105312 Place ID: 2534

Fue descubierta el 11 de enero de 1910 por la Expedición Antártica Francesa de 1908-1910, al mando del Dr. Jean B. Charcot quien, ante la insistencia de la tripulación del buque expedicionario, el "Pourquoi-Pas", y la recomendación de Edwin Swift Balch y otros, la llamó Tierra de Charcot. Lo hizo también con la intención de honrar a su padre, el famoso médico neurólogo Dr. Jean Martin Charcot, profesor de Anatomía Patológica en la Facultad de Medicina de París. La insularidad de Tierra de Charcot fue probada por Sir Hubert Wilkins, quien voló sobre ella el 29 de diciembre de 1929, pasando a llamarse isla Charcot. Isla de aproximadamente 45 millas de largo y ancho que se encuentra al occidente de la parte N de la isla Alejandro I, separadas ambas por el estrecho Wilkins.

Palisade Valley (AUS) 79° 46' 59.9" S 158° 25' 59.9" E Valley
Name ID: 2534 Place ID: 10841

A valley, about 4 km long and 900 m high, dominated for its entire length by a large dolerite sill, about five km north of Bastion Hill in the Brown Hills. Discovered by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (1962-63). So named because of its resemblance to the Palisades bordering the Hudson River Valley near New York.

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