Thomsen Islands ( Coordinates: ) 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.
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Speerschneider Point 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.
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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Quito Glacier is a glacier draining the northeast slopes of Mount Plymouth and flowing northeastwards into the sea west of Canto Point in north Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. It was named after the capital of Ecuador, c. 1990, by the Ecuadorian Antarctic Expedition.
The Aviation Islands are a group of small rocky islands lying 5 km (3 mi) north of Cape Kinsey and the Wilson Hills. They were mapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1958, and named Ostrova Polyarnoy Aviatsii. The feature is the site of an Adélie penguin rookery.
Flask Glacier, is a gently-sloping glacier, 25 nautical miles long, flowing east from Bruce Plateau to enter Scar Inlet between Daggoo Peak and Spouter Peak in Graham Land, Antarctica. The lower reaches of this glacier were surveyed and photographed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1947. The entire glacier was photographed by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition in 1955–56, and mapped by the FIDS in 1957. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee after the third mate on the Pequod in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; or, The White Whale.
Aphrodite Glacier is a glacier 15 nautical miles (28 km) long flowing north to the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula 3 nautical miles (6 km) west of Victory Nunatak. The lower portion of the feature was first plotted by W.L.G. Joerg from aerial photographs taken by Sir Hubert Wilkins in December 1928 and by Lincoln Ellsworth in November 1935. The glacier was subsequently photographed by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in December 1947 and surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in December 1958 and November 1960. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Aphrodite, the goddess of love in Greek mythology.
Behaim Peak is a conspicuous pyramid-shaped rock peak, 1,150 metres (3,770 ft) high, at the south extremity of the mountains separating Meridian Glacier and Doggo Defile, on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in November 1947, and surveyed from the ground by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in December 1958. The peak was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Martin Behaim, a German cosmographer and navigator who is credited with the first adoption of the astronomer's astrolabe for navigation at sea, in 1480.
Bevin Glacier is a glacier 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, which flows east from the plateau escarpment on the east side of Graham Land into the northwest end of Cabinet Inlet between Attlee Glacier and Anderson Glacier. During December 1947 it was charted by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition. It was named by the FIDS for Rt. Hon. Ernest Bevin, M.P., British Minister of Labour and National Service and member of the War Cabinet.
Bilgeri Glacier is a glacier flowing into Barilari Bay south of Huitfeldt Point and west of Byaga Point, on Velingrad Peninsula on the west coast of Graham Land in Antarctica. It was charted by the British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill, 1934–37, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1959 for Georg Bilgeri (1873–1934), Austrian pioneer exponent of skiing, inventor of the first spring ski binding, and author of one of the earliest skiing manuals.
The Büdel Islands are a group of islands lying between Laktionov Island and Schule Island, off the east side of Renaud Island in the Biscoe Islands. First accurately shown on an Argentine government chart of 1957, they were named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1959 for Julius Büdel, German sea ice specialist.
Cadman Glacier is a glacier, 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) wide at its mouth and about 7 nautical miles (13 km) long, flowing northwestward into the head of the southern arm of Beascochea Bay south of Plas Point on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Vivaldi Glacier is a glacier lying between the Colbert Mountains and the Lully Foothills, flowing south from Purcell Snowfield into the head of Schubert Inlet on the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica. The feature appears to be first shown on maps of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) which photographed Alexander Island from the air in 1940. It was mapped from air photos obtained by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in 1947–48, by Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. Named "Vivaldi Gap" by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1961, after Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Venetian composer. The name was amended to Vivaldi Glacier following review of Landsat program imagery, 1979, displaying flow lines in the feature.
Cornwall Glacier is a glacier 9 nautical miles (17 km) long, flowing south from Crossover Pass in the Shackleton Range to join Recovery Glacier east of Ram Bow Bluff. It was first mapped in 1957 by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and named for General Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall, a member of the Committee of Management of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955–58.
Coulter Glacier is a steeply inclined glacier, 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, flowing south from the Havre Mountains, northern Alexander Island, into Kolokita Cove in Lazarev Bay, Antarctica. The glacier was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in 1947 and mapped from the photographs by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for R.W. Coulter, Master of USNS Alatna during U.S. Navy Operation Deepfreeze, 1969.
Doggo Defile is a narrow, steep-sided defile, in parts less than 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) wide, cutting through the coastal mountains east of Dee Ice Piedmont, on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in 1947, and was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1948–50, and 1958. The UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee name is descriptive; the northwest entrance is only partly visible to sledge parties traveling along the coast, and the true nature of the feature is completely hidden by the surrounding mountains.
Henderson Glacier is a glacier about 7 nautical miles long in the Enterprise Hills of the Heritage Range, Antarctica. It flows northeast from Schoeck Peak and Hoinkes Peak to enter Union Glacier just east of Mount Rossman. Henderson Glacier was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos 1961–66, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Felix E. Henderson, a United States Antarctic Research Program meteorologist at Eights Station in 1965.
Marck Glacier is a glacier flowing into the southwestern extremity of Cadwalader Inlet on the north side of Thurston Island, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Aviation Machinist's Mate George H. Marck, an aircrewman in the Eastern Group of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, which obtained aerial photographs of Thurston Island and adjacent coastal areas in the summer of 1946–47.
Marker Rock is a rock lying 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) north-northwest of Turnabout Island in the Saffery Islands, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was charted by the British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill, 1934–37, and was so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1959 because it marks the ships' passage through the Saffery Islands.
Robinson Glacier is a channel glacier flowing to the Antarctic coast between Merritt Island and Reist Rocks. It was mapped in 1955 by G.D. Blodgett from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47), and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for R.P. Robinson, Purser's Steward of the ship Vincennes on the United States Exploring Expedition under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, 1838-42.
Lampitt Nunatak is a nunatak near the head of Murphy Glacier, in Graham Land, Antarctica. It was photographed by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd in 1955–57, and mapped from these photos by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1958 for Leslie H. Lampitt (1887–1957), a chemist who contributed many ideas for concentrated rations used by British polar expeditions during the period 1937–57.
Mount Holmes is a buttress-type mountain, 1,440 metres (4,720 ft), standing 3 nautical miles northwest of Mount Hayes on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was charted in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), and photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Finn Ronne. The mountain was named by the FIDS for Maurice Holmes, author of An Introduction to the Bibliography of Captain James Cook R.N..