Composite Antarctic Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

MRGID http://marineregions.org/mrgid/10944
Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Names
Language Name Name source
EnglishCobalescou IslandSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
FrenchIle CobalescouSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
SpanishCobalescou, IsloteSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
SpanishCobalescou, islaSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
DutchCobalescou eilandFour maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica   
PlaceType Island 
Latitude 64° 11' 0" S (-64.1833333°)  
Longitude 61° 39' 0" W (-61.65°)  
Source SCAR Composite Gazetteer
Notes Belgica information: Small snow-free island with two rounded summits, lying 1 mile SE of Two Hummock Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered and named by the BelgAE under Gerlache, 1897-99. The established name appears to be a corrupted spelling. The toponym was suggested to Gerlache by Emile Racovitza, Romanian zoologist and botanist of the BelgAE, for Romanian scholar Grigore Cobalcescu, a geologist of European repute (http://www.mapplanet.com/?do=loc&country=_A&adm1=08&loc=20002366 / http://geonames.usgs.gov).    
Belgica information: Small snow-free island with two rounded summits, lying 2 km south-east of Two Hummock Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered and named by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, 1897-1899. The established name appears to be a corrupted spelling. The toponym was suggested to Gerlache by Emile Racovitza, Romanian zoologist and botanist of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, for his old professor, Romanian scholar Grigore Cobalcescu, a geologist of European repute.    
Relation 
Part of  Southern Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
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Edit history Last edited on 2006-04-06 14:59:04 by Deckers Pieter
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