Wauters Point ( Coordinates: ) is an ice-covered point forming the north end of Two Hummock Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Gerlache, and named by him for Alphonse Wauters, a supporter of the expedition.
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Two Hummock Island is an ice-covered island, 9.4 kilometres (6 mi) long in a north-south direction, conspicuous for its two rocky summits Buache Peak and Modev Peak 670 metres high, lying 9.6 kilometres southeast of Liège Island and 11.5 kilometres east of Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago. This name has appeared on maps for over 100 years and its usage has become established internationally.
Palmer Archipelago, also known as Antarctic Archipelago, Archipiélago Palmer, Antarktiske Arkipel or Palmer Inseln, is a group of islands off the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It extends from Tower Island in the north to Anvers Island in the south. It is separated by the Gerlache and Bismarck straits from the Antarctic Peninsula and Wilhelm Archipelago, respectively.
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Hudson Strait links the Atlantic Ocean and Labrador Sea to Hudson Bay in Canada. This strait lies between Baffin Island and Nunavik, with its eastern entrance marked by Cape Chidley in Newfoundland and Labrador and Resolution Island off Baffin Island. The strait is about 750 km long with an average width of 125 km, varying from 70 km at the eastern entrance to 240 km at Deception Bay.
Rongé Island or Curville Island or De Rongé Island or Isla Curville or Rouge Island is a high, rugged island 8 km (5 mi) long, the largest island of the group which forms the west side of Errera Channel, off the west coast of Graham Land in Antarctica. Rongé Island is located at. Rongé Island was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899) under Adrien de Gerlache who named it for Madame de Rongé, a contributor to the expedition.
Cape Disappointment is a cape which marks the tip of the ice-covered Akra Peninsula lying between Exasperation Inlet and Scar Inlet, on the east coast of Graham Land. It was discovered in 1902 by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, under Otto Nordenskiöld, and so named by him because he encountered many difficult crevasses in approaching the cape.
Useful Island is an island 3.2 km west of Rongé Island, with a string of rocks between, lying in Gerlache Strait off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Adrien de Gerlache. The name appears on a chart based upon a 1927 survey by Discovery Investigations personnel on the RRS Discovery.
Drygalski Glacier is a broad glacier, 18 nautical miles long and 15 miles (24 km) wide at its head, which flows from Herbert Plateau southeast between Ruth Ridge and Kyustendil Ridge, and enters Solari Bay immediately north of Sentinel Nunatak on Nordenskjöld Coast, the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was discovered in 1902 by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, under Otto Nordenskiöld, and named "Drygalski Bay" after Professor Erich von Drygalski. The feature was determined to be a glacier by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1947.
William Glacier is a glacier flowing south from the interior highlands of Anvers Island to the head of Börgen Bay on the southeast coast of the island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Gerlache, and charted by them simply as a "grand glacier." The name William Glacier first appears on a chart based upon a 1927 survey by DI personnel on the Discovery.
Barilari Bay is a bay 12 nautical miles (22 km) long and 6 nautical miles (11 km) wide, between Cape Garcia and Loqui Point on the west coast of Graham Land. The glaciers Birley, Lawrie, Weir and Bilgeri feed the bay.
Mount Beddie is a rounded, snow-covered mountain rising to 435 m on Hulot Peninsula in the southwest end of Brabant Island, Palmer Archipelago. The mountain was charted and named by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, led by Jean-Baptiste Charcot.
Bigo Bay is a bay 8 nautical miles (15 km) long and 6 nautical miles (11 km) wide, indenting the west coast of Graham Land between Cape Garcia and Magnier Peninsula surmounted by the Magnier Peaks and Lisiya Ridge.
Mount Britannia is a mountain, 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) high, rising in the center of Rongé Island, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was first charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, 1897–99. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 after H.M. Yacht Britannia in which Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visited South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands and Graham Land in January 1957.
Buchanan Point is a headland 5 km (3.1 mi) north-west of Cape Dundas and 2 km (1.2 mi) south-east of Mackintosh Cove, at the north-eastern end of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica.
Cetacea Rocks are a small group of rocks off the northeast side of Hoseason Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. They were charted by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, 1908–10, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 after the zoological order Cetacea ; these rocks lie in one of the chief Antarctic whaling areas.
Widdowson Glacier is a glacier situated between Drummond and McCance Glaciers and flowing into Darbel Bay south of Sokol Point, on the west coast of Graham Land.
Dawson Head is a high coastal point, or headland, along the northwest side of Lehrke Inlet on the east coast of Palmer Land. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey in 1974, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Captain Opie L. Dawson, Commanding Officer of the USCGC Glacier during the International Weddell Sea Oceanographic Expedition, 1968.
Mount Denucé is a rounded mountain, 1,535 metres (5,040 ft) high, between Mount Hulth and Mount Haskell on the southwest side of Cabinet Inlet, on the east coast of Graham Land. It was charted by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in December 1947. It was named by the FIDS for Jean Denucé, a Belgian polar bibliographer.
The Elgar Uplands are uplands rising to 1,900 metres (6,200 ft), between Tufts Pass to the north and Sullivan Glacier to the south, in the northern part of Alexander Island, Antarctica. They were first photographed from the air and roughly mapped by the British Graham Land Expedition in 1937. They were remapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947–48, by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960, and from U.S. Landsat imagery of February, 1975. They were named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Sir Edward Elgar, the English composer (1857-1934).
Cape Monaco is a cape which forms the southwest tip of Anvers Island, in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. Gossler Islands and Chukovezer Island are lying respectively 3 km west and 7.2 km north of the cape.
Foster Plateau is a plateau, about 80 square miles (210 km2) in area, lying between Drygalski Glacier and Hektoria Glacier in northern Graham Land, Antarctica. It borders Forbidden Plateau on the south and Herbert Plateau on the north. The feature was photographed by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition in 1956–57 and mapped from these photos by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for Richard A. Foster, FIDS leader of the Danco Island station in 1956 and 1957.
McCance Glacier is the 30-km long and 5 km wide glacier draining the Hutchison Hill area on the west slopes of Avery Plateau on Loubet Coast in Graham Land, Antarctica. It flows north-northwestwards along the west side of Osikovo Ridge, Kladnitsa Peak and Rubner Peak and enters Darbel Bay.
Rotz Glacier is a tributary glacier 9 nautical miles (17 km) long and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) wide. It flows west from Wakefield Highland, central Antarctic Peninsula, into Airy Glacier at a point due south of Mount Timosthenes. Photographed by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) on November 27, 1947. Surveyed by Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in December 1958 and November 1960. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after Jean Rotz, 16th century French chartmaker and writer on the principles of navigation, who designed an elaborate magnetic compass and became hydrographer to King Henry VIII in 1542.