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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Ronne Entrance (RUS) 72° 30' 00.0" S 74° 00' 00.0" W
Name ID: 120287 Place ID: 12339

Ronne Entrance (GBR) 72° 35' 00.0" S 74° 30' 00.0" W
Name ID: 110929 Place ID: 12339

SW entrance of George VI Sound opening into Bellingshausen Sea between SW Alexander Island to NE and Smyley Island, Spaatz Island and DeAtley Island to SW, was photographed from the air by USAS, 4 November 1940 (Black, 1945, p.8-9), and roughly surveyed from the ground by USAS, 1940-41 (Ronne, 1945, p.18); named Ronne Bay after the Ronne (or Rønne) family, including Martin Richard Rønne (1861-1932), member of the Third Norwegian Expedition in the Fram, 1910-12 (Capt. Roald Amundsen), which reached the South Pole, and of his son Capt. Finne Ronne, USNR (1899-1980), member of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933-35, and of USAS, 1939-41 (leading the party that surveyed this feature), Leader of RARE, 1947-48, and Commander of the US IGY "Ellsworth Station", 1957-58 (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; Ronne, 1949, p.234 and end map). Bahía Ronne (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). The feature was further photographed from the air by RARE, 23 December 1947 (Ronne, 1948b, map p.356 and p.384-85) and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49, when it was found that the feature was enlarging E-wards through calving from George VI Ice Front. Rønne-Bukten (Rønne, 1950b, p.155). Zaliv Ronne (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Ronne-Bucht (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Ronne Entrance (APC, 1955, p.18; USHO chart 6638, 1955; BA chart 3175, 5.vii.1957; Searle, 1963, end map; [further delineated from US LANDSAT imagery of January 1973] BAS 250P sheet SS 16-18/4, 1-DOS 1974). Entrée Ronne (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Baia Ronne (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 6, 9, 12-13). Prokhod Ronne (Soviet Union. UNGSVF chart 334, 1958). Ronneova Zátoka (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Bukhta Ronne (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). Entrata Ronne (Zavatti, 1960a, p.1419). Zaliv Ronne-Entrans (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Bahía de Ronne (Sullivan, 1972, map p.52). Entrada Ronne, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.247).

Ronne Entrance (USA) 72° 30' 00.0" S 74° 00' 00.0" W
Name ID: 130924 Place ID: 12339

Broad SW entrance of George VI Sound where it opens on Bellingshausen Sea at the SW side of Alexander Island. Discovered on a sledge journey through the sound in December 1940 by Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund of the USAS, 1939-41, and named Ronne Bay. Since 1940, the head of the bay has receded eastward into George VI Sound, altering the relationships on which the name was based. The name was therefore changed to Ronne Entrance, in keeping with the physical characteristics of the feature. Named after the Ronne family, of which the father, Martin Ronne, was a member of the Norwegian expedition under Amundsen, 1910-12, and the ByrdAE, 1928-30; the son, Finn Ronne (d.1980), was a member of the ByrdAE, 1933-35, and the USAS, 1939-41. Finn Ronne also served as leader of the RARE, 1947-48, and as military and scientific leader at Ellsworth Station during the IGY, 1957.

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