Speerschneider Point ( Coordinates: ) is a point forming the west side of the entrance to Malmgren Bay on the west side of Renaud Island, in the Biscoe Islands. First accurately shown on an Argentine government chart of 1957. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 for C.I.H. Speerschneider, Danish meteorologist, who was editor of the annual reports on the state of the sea ice in the Arctic issued by Dansk Meteorologisk Institut, 1910-34.
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Malmgren Bay is a bay indenting the west side of Renaud Island immediately north of Speerschneider Point, in the Biscoe Islands of Antarctica. It was first accurately shown on an Argentine government chart of 1957. The bay was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1959 for Finn A.E.J. Malmgren, the Swedish author in 1927 of an important study on the properties of sea ice.
Renaud Island is an ice-covered island, 40 km (25 mi) long and from 6.4 to 16.1 km 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.
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Palmer Land is the portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica that lies south of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. This application of Palmer Land is consistent with the 1964 agreement between US-ACAN and UK-APC, in which the name Antarctic Peninsula was approved for the major peninsula of Antarctica, and the names Graham Land and Palmer Land for the northern and southern portions, respectively. The line dividing them is roughly 69 degrees south.
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Daspit Glacier is a glacier 6 nautical miles (11 km) long, flowing east-northeast along the south side of Mount Shelby to the head of Trail Inlet, on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by members of the East Base of the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, and was originally named Fleming Glacier after Rev. W.L.S. Fleming. It was photographed from the air in 1947 by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition under Finn Ronne, and charted in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. It was renamed by Ronne for Captain Lawrence R. Daspit, U.S. Navy, who assisted in obtaining Navy support for the Ronne expedition, the original name being transferred to Fleming Glacier on the Rymill Coast.
Posadowsky Glacier is a glacier about 9 nautical miles long, flowing north to Posadowsky Bay immediately east of Gaussberg. Posadowsky Bay is an open embayment, located just east of the West Ice Shelf and fronting on the Davis Sea in Kaiser Wilhelm II Land. Kaiser Wilhelm II Land is the part of East Antarctica lying between Cape Penck, at 87°43'E, and Cape Filchner, at 91°54'E, and is claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Other notable geographic features in this area include Drygalski Island, located 45 mi NNE of Cape Filchner in the Davis Sea, and Mirny Station, a Russian scientific research station.
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Balder Point is a headland marking the eastern tip of a narrow, rocky "cockscomb" ridge, which extends from Frigga Peak for 6 nautical miles (11 km) in an east-southeast direction to the west side of Cabinet Inlet, on the east coast of Graham Land. It was charted in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, who named it after the Norse god Balder, the mythological son of Frigga and Odin.
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Stigant Point is a conspicuous point, 65 m high, lying 11 km (6.8 mi) south-west of Davey Point on the north coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was charted in 1935 by DI personnel, and named for G. B. Stigant, Chief Civil Hydrographic Officer of the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty.
Turnabout Island is a snow-capped island in the Saffery Islands, lying 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of Black Head, off the west coast of Graham Land. Discovered and named by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934–37, under Rymill. So named because it represents the turning point on a BGLE sledge journey in August 1935, when open water was encountered southwest of this island.
Meridian Glacier is a broad glacier, 9 nautical miles (17 km) long, which flows south along the west side of Godfrey Upland and joins Clarke Glacier between Behaim Peak and Elton Hill, in southern Graham Land, Antarctica. Finn Ronne and Carl R. Eklund of the United States Antarctic Service travelled along this glacier in January 1941. It was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in November 1947, and was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in December 1958. The glacier was so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee because the glacier flows from north to south along the meridian.
Marie Island is an island 2 nautical miles (4 km) long, which lies immediately north of Cape Evensen on the northwest coast of Stresher Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctica. The name "Pointe Marie," after the elder sister of Dr. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, was applied by the Third French Antarctic Expedition (1903–05) to a point on the coast close north of Cape Evensen. After the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition (1908–10) Charcot re-applied the name to the southern tip of an island, "Ile Waldeck-Rousseau," in approximately the same latitude. Correlating its survey with those of Charcot, the British Graham Land Expedition (1934–37) identified "Ile Waldeck-Rousseau" as Waldeck-Rousseau Peak on the mainland. The most prominent feature near the peak requiring a name is this island, and the name "Marie Island" preserves Charcot's naming in the locality.
Stair Hill is a hill at the south side of the head of Holtedahl Bay, on the west coast of Graham Land. Photographed by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd. in 1956-57, and mapped from these photos by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 for Ralph Stair of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, whose work on the transmissive properties of tinted glass has contributed to the design of satisfactory snow goggles.
Thomsen Islands is a group of small islands lying 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of Speerschneider Point, off the west side of Renaud Island in the Biscoe Islands. First accurately shown on an Argentine government chart of 1957. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 for Helge Thomsen, Danish meteorologist, who, for a number of years beginning in 1946, was responsible for editing Dansk Meteorologisk Institut's annual reports on the state of the sea ice in the Arctic.