Renaud Island

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Renaud Island
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Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°40′S66°00′W / 65.667°S 66.000°W / -65.667; -66.000 Coordinates: 65°40′S66°00′W / 65.667°S 66.000°W / -65.667; -66.000
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area440 km2 (170 sq mi)
Length40 km (25 mi)
Width11 km (6.8 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Renaud Island is an ice-covered island, 40 km (25 mi) long and from 6.4 to 16.1 km (4 to 10 mi) (average 11.3 km (7 mi)) wide, lying between the Pitt Islands and Rabot Island in the Biscoe Islands of Antarctica. It is separated from Pitt Islands to the northeast by Mraka Sound, and from Lavoisier Island to the southwest by Pendleton Strait. Zubov Bay is a 2.5 mile bay that indents the east side of the island.

Island Any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, such as the Philippines.

Pitt Islands island

Pitt Islands is a group of small islands lying immediately off the N extremity of Renaud Island, at the N end of the Biscoe Islands. The name "Pitt's Island," for William Pitt, British statesman, was applied by John Biscoe in 1832 to an island which he erroneously charted as lying about 25 miles West North West of these islands. The present application of Pitt Islands is based on the interpretation of the BGLE under Rymill, who charted the island group in 1935-36.

Rabot Island island

Rabot Island is an island 8 km (5 mi) long and 3 km (2 mi) wide, lying 1.6 km (1 mi) south of Renaud Island in the Biscoe Islands. First charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who named it for Charles Rabot.

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Discovery

The island was first charted and named by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot.

The French Antarctic Expedition is any of several French expeditions in Antarctica.

Jean-Baptiste Charcot French scientist

Jean-Baptiste-Étienne-Auguste Charcot, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, was a French scientist, medical doctor and polar scientist. His father was the neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (1825–1893).

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Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research organization

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Territorial claims in Antarctica Wikimedia list article

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Lavoisier Island

Lavoisier Island is an island 29 km (18 mi) long and 8 km (5 mi) wide, lying between Rabot and Watkins Islands in the Biscoe Islands, Antarctica. It is separated from Renaud Island and Rabot Island to the northeast by Pendleton Strait, from Watkins Island to the southwest by Lewis Sound, and from Krogh Island to the west-southwest by Vladigerov Passage.

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Sally Rocks

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Chapman Rocks

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Eliza Rocks

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Frederick Rocks

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Armstrong Reef is a reef that encompasses a large number of ice-free plutonic islets and rocks, extending for 9 km (6 mi) from the south-west end of Renaud Island, in the Biscoe Islands of Antarctica. It was first accurately shown on an Argentine government chart of 1957, and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Terence Armstrong, a British sea ice specialist.

Pickwick Island

Pickwick Island is the largest of the Pitt Islands, in the Biscoe Islands, Antarctica. It is 9.45 km long in southwest-northeast direction, separated from Renaud Island on the southwest by Mraka Sound, and has its northeast coast indented by Misionis Bay.

The Martin Islands are a group of islands and rocks 5 nautical miles (9 km) in extent lying 5 nautical miles east of the northern part of Renaud Island, and 1 nautical mile (2 km) west of Vieugue Island in Grandidier Channel, Antarctica. A group of islands to the north of "Pitt Island" was roughly charted and named "Martin Islands" for Captain Martin of the Argentine Navy, by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. Aerial surveys have shown that what appeared to be one large island, Pitt, is actually a group of small islands. As they lie in one group with no logical division between them, the earlier name of Pitt was amended to Pitt Islands and extended to cover all the islands north of Renaud Island. The name Martin Islands was transferred to the group now described in order to preserve Charcot's name in the area.

Vodoley Rock

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