Name details

Grierson Island

Grierson Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Grierson Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1136

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

One of the Balaena Islands, off the Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, about 2 km WSW of Thompson Island. The Balaena Islands were delineated from air photographs taken on 2 February 1947 by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). The islands were probably sketched during an ice reconnaissance flight from the Factory Ship Balaena ten days after the Highjump photography and thought to be peaks. Named after John Grierson, Flight Commodore on the Balaena.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 00' 58.0" S
- 66.01611°
Accurate to 100m
Longitude:
111° 04' 05.0" E
111.06806°
Accurate to 100m
Altitude:
50 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Surveyed
Source Name:
Landsat image
Source Identifier:
Satellite image ( Satellite Image Catalogue - Scene Id Lima Image E158 not in the Satellite Image Catalogue. )
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
27-Aug-1975

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