Three Brothers Hill ( Coordinates: ) is a conspicuous hill, 210 m, which is the remnant neck of an extinct volcano situated at the east side of Potter Cove, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name was used by Scottish geologist David Ferguson in a 1921 report based upon his investigations of King George Island in 1913–14, but may reflect an earlier naming by whalers. The name may be suggestive of the appearance of the feature which consists of two higher summits and one which is lower.
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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.
The Fildes Peninsula is a 7 km (4.3 mi) long peninsula that forms the south-western end of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was named from association with nearby Fildes Strait by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960.
Argentine Antarctica is a sector of Antarctica claimed by Argentina as part of its national territory consisting of the Antarctic Peninsula and a triangular section extending to the South Pole, delimited by the 25° West and 74° West meridians and the 60° South parallel. This region overlaps with British and Chilean claims in Antarctica; however, all claims are suspended by the Antarctic Treaty System, of which Argentina is a founding signatory and permanent consulting member, with the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat being based in Buenos Aires.
Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva is the most important Antarctic base of Chile. It is located at Fildes Peninsula, an ice-free area, in front of Fildes Bay, west of King George Island, South Shetland Islands. Situated alongside the Escudero Station and only 200 metres from the Russian Bellingshausen Station, its geographic coordinates are, at an altitude of 10 metres above sea-level. The base is located in the Chilean commune of Antártica, which is the Antarctic territory claimed by Chile.
Neumayer Glacier is a glacier, 8 nautical miles (15 km) long and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) wide, which flows east along the north flank of the Allardyce Range to the west side of the head of Cumberland West Bay, South Georgia. Charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskiöld, 1901–04, and named for Georg von Neumayer.
Telefon Rocks is a group of rocks 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-southwest of Demay Point, and just east of Telefon Point, at the west side of the entrance to Admiralty Bay, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named after the Telefon, a vessel which went aground and was abandoned there in 1908.
Winship Point is a point at the west side of the entrance to Potter Cove, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for Jonathan Winship, master of the ship O'Cain in 1820–21, operating from Potter Cove.
Anna Glacier is a glacier flowing southeast between Rose Peak and Rea Peak, tributary to Polonia Glacier/Polonia Ice Piedmont at the head of King George Bay, King George Island. It was named by the Polish Antarctic Expedition (PAE), 1981, after Anna Tokarska, field assistant of PAE geological party to King George Island, 1979–80, and wife of Antoni K. Tokarski.
Kraków Peninsula is the peninsula between Admiralty Bay and King George Bay, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name "Kraków Icefield," after Kraków, the former capital of Poland, was applied in 1980 by the Polish Antarctic Expedition to the ice that nearly covers this peninsula. The original name was amended soon after so as to apply to the peninsula.
Kraków Dome is the ice dome covering Kraków Peninsula, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Kopula Krakowa, after Kraków, the old capital of Poland, was applied to this feature by the Polish Antarctic Expedition, 1980.
Potter Peninsula is a low ice-free peninsula between Potter Cove and Stranger Point in south-west King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It is protected as ASPA 132, largely because of the richness and diversity of its flora and fauna.
Pawson Peak is a solitary peak of irregular conical shape, rising to 250 m west-northwest of Sphinx Hill, Admiralty Bay, King George Island. Named in 1977 by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after Kenneth Pawson, Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) meteorological observer, Port Lockroy, 1947–48; general assistant, Admiralty Bay, 1948–50. The name "Czajkowski Needle" was applied to this feature by the Polish Antarctic Expedition, 1977–78, after Ryszard Czajkowski, a geophysicist with the expedition who climbed the peak.
Flagstaff Glacier is a very small glacier lying immediately north of Flagstaff Hill on Keller Peninsula, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name arose locally in about 1958 and derives from association with Flagstaff Hill.
Harnasie Hill is a steep-sided hill rising to 250 metres (820 ft) between Vauréal Peak and Martins Head in the southern portion of Krakow Peninsula, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It was named "Wierch Harnasie" by the Polish Antarctic Expedition, 1980, after the opera Harnasie by Karol Szymanowski.
Mirounga Point is the east entrance point to Potter Cove, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands off Antarctica. The feature was called "Punta Baliza" by R. Araya and F. Herve in 1966. It was later called "Punta Elefante" by the Argentine Antarctic Expedition after the elephant seal, in connection with the establishment of Site of Special Scientific Interest number 13 in this vicinity under the Antarctic Treaty. The approved name avoids the duplication of Elephant Point on Livingston Island.
Stancomb Cove is a cove northeast of Cross Hill in the northwest part of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The feature was formed as the result of volcanic eruptions on the island between December 1967 and August 1970. Surveyed from HMS Endurance in January 1988 and named after the survey boat Stancomb-Wills used in the survey.
Holmes Island is an island 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) long, lying south of Vieugue Island in the Biscoe Islands of Antarctica. It was charted by the British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill, 1934–37, and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Bryan Holmes, a Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey surveyor at Prospect Point in 1957, who was attached to the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit in this area, 1957–58.
Rankin Glacier is a glacier about 12 nautical miles (22 km) long on the east side of Palmer Land. It flows southeast and then east along the south side of Schirmacher Massif to join the Cline Glacier just inland from the head of Odom Inlet. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1974. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for John S. Rankin, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist on the International Weddell Sea Oceanographic Expeditions, 1968 and 1969.
Maxwell Bay, also called Fildes Bay and Guardia Nacional Bay is a bay 19 km (12 mi) long, lying between King George Island and Nelson Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The main entrance to the bay is at the south-east side and is wide open; Fildes Strait on the north-west side is encumbered by rocks and is only navigable by boats. The name "Maxwells Straits" was given to this bay and to Fildes Strait by British sealing captain James Weddell in 1822–24, for Lieutenant Francis Maxwell who had served with Weddell in 1813–14. The name was altered and limited to the feature here described by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960.