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POLISH POLAR RESEARCH 13 3-4 273-302 1992 List of place-names in Antarctica introduced by Poland in 1978-1990 The place-names listed here in alphabetical order, have…
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POLISH POLAR RESEARCH 13 3-4 273-302 1992 List of place-names in Antarctica introduced by Poland in 1978-1990 The place-names listed here in alphabetical order, have been introduced to the areas of King George Island and parts of Nelson Island (West Antarctica), and the surroundings of A. B. Dobrowolski Station at Bunger Hills (East Antarctica) as the result of Polish activities in these regions during the period of 1977-1990. The place-names connected with the activities of the Polish H. Arctowski Station have been* published by Birkenmajer (1980, 1984) and Tokarski (1981). Some of them were used on the Polish maps: 1:50,000 Admiralty Bay and 1:5,000 Lions Rump. The sheet reference is to the maps 1:200,000 scale, British Antarctic Territory, South Shetland Islands, published in 1968: King George Island (sheet W 62 58) and Bridgeman Island (Sheet W 62 56). The place-names connected with the activities of the Polish A. B. Dobrowolski Station have been published by Battke (1985) and used on the map 1:5,000 Antarctic Territory — Bunger Oasis. Agat Point. 6 2 1 1 ' 3 0 S, 58'26 W (King George Island) Small basaltic promontory with numerous agates (hence the name), immediately north of Staszek Cove. Admiralty Bay. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Agat (Birkenmajer, 1980) Ambona. 62 09'30 S, 58°29' W (King George Island) Small rock ledge, 85 m a. s. 1. {ambona, Pol. = pulpit), above Arctowski Station, Admiralty Bay, Sheet W 62 58 (Birkenmajer, 1980). Andrzej Ridge. 62 02' S, 58° 13' W (King George Island) Ridge in Rose Peak massif, Arctowski Mountains. Named in honour of D r Andrzej Paulo, member of geological party of the 1979/1980 Polish Antarctic Expedition to King George Island. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Grań Andrzeja (Tokarski, 1981). Anna Glacier. 6 T 0 2 ' S, 58° 12' W (King George Island) Glacier between Rose Peak and Rea Peak, tributary to Polonia Glacier, Arctowski Mountains. Named in honour of Anna Tokarska M.Sc., field assistant of geological party of the 1979/1980 Polish Antarctic Expedition to King George Island. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Lodowiec Anny (Tokarski, 1981). 274 Jan Cisak Arctowski Cove. 62°09' S, 58 29' W (King George Island) Cove between Point Thomas and Shag Point at Arctowski Station. Sheet W 62 58. Named in honour of Professor Henryk Arctowski (1871 — 1958), the pioneer of geological research in Antarctica, Polish member and scientific leader of the Beigica Antarctic Expedition (1897—99) under A. de Gerlache de Gomery. P o l i s h n a m e : Zatoka Arctowskiego (Birkenmajer, 1980). Arctowski Icefield (Dome). 6VSS'-62'W S, 57°45'-58 50' W (King George Island) Axial, main ice dome of King George Island. Named in honour of Professor Henryk Arctowski (see under Arctowski Cove) Sheets W 62 56 and 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Kopuła Arctowskiego (Birkenmajer, 1980). o , o o Arctowski Mountains. 6 2 0 1 ' - 6 2 0 3 ' 3 0 S, 5 8 0 5 ' - 5 8 1 5 ' W (King George Island) Mountain range north of King George Bay. Named in honour of Professor Henryk Arctowski (see under Arctowski Cove) Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Góry Arctowskiego (Tokarski, 1981). Arctowski Station. ( = H. Arctowski Station). 62°09'45 S, 58°28' W (King George Island) Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island built by members of the 1976/1977 Polish Antarctic Expedition under the leadership of Professor S. Rakusa Suszczewski. Sheet W 62 58. Named in honour of Professor Henryk Arctowski (see under Arctowski Cove). P o l i s h n a m e : Stacja im. H. Arctowskiego (vide Rakusa-Suszczewski, 1979). Astro Point 66'16'34,4 S, 100 45'00.7 (Bunger Hills) Stabilized main geodetic point, with astrometrically determined coordinates (by D r J. Cisak) and the value of the magnetic declination D = 98'28,4'for the 1979,5 epoch (measured by S. Mroczek) (Battke, 1985). Bach Quartet. 61°54'30 S, 58°03' (King George Island) Group of four offshore stacks at Corsair Bight. Named in honour of the great German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Kwartet Bacha (Birkenmajer, 1984). Baranowski Glacier. 62 12' S, 58 27' W (King George Island) Large, well defined outlet glacier of Warszawa Icefield between Zamek hill and Brama hill. Named in honour of Assoc. Prof. D r Stanisław Baranowski (1935 — 1978), an eminent Polish glaciologist, member and leader of many Polish and foreign scientific expeditions to Spitsbergen and Antarctica, who died in Poland after a tragic accident during field work at Admiralty Bay. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Lodowiec Baranowskiego (Birkenmajer, 1984). Barton Buttress. 62°04'30 S, 58°24' W (King George Island) Buttress of Tyrrel Ridge in the southern part of Keller Peninsula, Admiralty Bay. Named in honour of Dr C. M. Barton, author of geological monograph of King George Island. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Filar Bartona (Birkenmajer, 1984). Bastion. 62°13'S, 58°28'W (King George Island) Hill between Tower Glacier and Windy Glacier, Admiralty Bay. Sheet W 62 58 (Birkenmajer, 1984). Bay of Polish Geodesists. 66°16'30 S, 100°45'00 E (Bunger Hills) A part of Lake Figurnoe close to A. B. Dobrowolski Station, Bunger Hills area. Named in honour of geodesists — participants of Polish Antarctic Expeditions to Bunger Oasis in 1958/59 and 1978/79. P o l i s h n a m e : Zatoka Polskich Geodetów (Battke, 1985). List of place-names in Antarctica 275 Bell Zygmunt. 6 2 0 7 S , 58°22'W (King George Island) Characteristic nunatak (c. 300 m a. s. I.) east of M o u n t Wawel, Admiralty Bay. Named after famous Renaissance bell of the Wawel Cathedral in Cracow founded by King Zygmunt I. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Dzwon Zygmunta (Birkenmajer, 1984). Bell Island. 62°06'30 S, 58 51' W (King George Island) New name for Bell Point (on British maps) which became island separated from glaciers of Joannes Paulus II Coast. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Wyspa Bella (Birkenmajer, 1980). Bellingshausen Dome. 62°09' S, 58°54' W (King George Island) Ice dome, about 200 m high, close to Bellingshausen Station (USSR) — hence the name. Called Malyi Kupol ( = Little Dome) by Govorucha and Simonov (1973). Sheet W 62 58, P o l i s h n a m e : Kopula Bellingshausena (Birkenmajer, 1984). Belweder. 62°11'S, 58°38'30 W(King George Island) Mountain, c. 250 m a. s. 1. between Zalewski Glacier and Doctors Icefall, Goulden Cove (inner Ezcurra Inlet), Admiralty Bay area. Named after the residence of the President of Poland in Warsaw. Sheet W 62 58 (Birkenmajer, 1980). Beskid. 66°16'30 S, 100°44'30 E (Bunger Hills) Hills (76.0 m a. s. 1.) close to Polish Antarctic A. B. Dobrowolski Station, Bunger Hills area. Named after the Polish mountain chain Beskid, a part of the Carpathian Mts, southern Poland (Battke, 1985). Bieniaszewicz Bay. 61°58' S, 58°28' W (King George Island) Bay between Davey Point and Tartar Point ( Island ), Joannes Paulus II Coast. Sheet W 62 58. Named in honour of Eugeniusz Bieniaszewicz, helicopter pilot of the Polish Antarctic Expedition 1980/81 to King George Island. P o l i s h n a m e : Zatoka Bieniaszewicza (Birkenmajer, 1984). Black Rocky hill (hence the Polish Rock. 66°16'55 S, 100°43'55 E (Bunger Hills) close to the A. B Dobrowolski Station (59.3 m a. s. 1.) with characteristic black colour name). n a m e : Czarna Skala (Battke, 1985). Block Point. 62° 12' S, 58°26' W (King George Island) Small moraine promotory in front of Baranowski Glacier, Admiralty Bay, built of large rock blocks. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Blok (Birkenmajer, 1980). Blue Dyke. 62°13'30 S, 58°27' W (King George Island) Promontory, islets and headland south of Bastion, Bransfield Strait, built of bluish andesite dyke. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Błękitna Dajka (Birkenmajer, 1980). Blue Point. 62° 11' S, 58°49' W (King George Island) Rocky promotory built of bluish-weathered lavas — hence the name, north of Buddington Peak, Collins Harbour. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Błękitny (Birkenmajer, 1980). 276 Jan Cisak Błaszyk Moraine. 62°11'30 S, 58°27' W (King George Island) Large moraine separating Baranowski Glacier from Sphinx Glacier, Admiralty Bay. Named in honour of Dr Janusz Błaszyk, palaeontologist of the Polish 1978/79 Expedition to Arctowski Station, who patiently assembled a large collection of Tertiary plant imprints there. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Morena Biaszyka (Birkenmajer, 1980). Bolek Cove. 62°01'30 S, 57°35' W (King George Island) Small picturesque cove at Cape Melville. Sheet W 62 56. Named in honour of D r Bolesław (Bolek) Jabłoński, ornithologist, member of the Polish Antarctic Expeditions 1978/79, 1979/80, 1980/81 to King George Island. P o l i s h n a m e : Zatoka Bolka (Birkenmajer, 1984). Botany Point. 62°05'30 S, 58°19'30 W (King George Island) Small rocky promontory south of Professor Glacier, west of Tern N u n a t a k , Martel Inlet (Admiralty Bay area). Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Botaniki (Birkenmajer, 1980). Boy Point. 62°09'30 S, 58°10'30 W (King George Island) Cape between Wesele Cove and Zielony Balonik Cove, east of Legru Bay, Branslield Strait. Named in honour of Władysław Boy-Żeleński (1874—1941), an eminent Polish writer, one of the founders of the famous literary cabaret Zielony Balonik in Cracow. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Boy 'a (Birkenmajer, 1980). Brama. 62°12'30 S, 58°28'W (King George Island) Prominent hill (c. 200 m a. s. 1.) between Baranowski Glacier and Tower Glacier, Admiralty Bay. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Brama — means gate (Birkenmajer, 1980). Breccia Crag. 62° 10'30 S, 58°32'30 W (King George Island) Butlers (c. 200 m a. s. 1.) between Herve Cove and Monsiment Cove, Ezcurra Inlet, Admiralty Bay. Built mostly of volcanic breccia. Uncorformity Buttres , a name used in field report by Bibby (1961), but not used either by Barton (1965) or in the maps (Sheet W 62 58), is obsolete. P o l i s h n a m e : Brekcjowa Turnia (Birkenmajer, 1980). British Point. 62°05' S, 58°23'30 W (King George Island) Small cape immediately east of British Base G (abandoned), Keller Peninsula, Admiralty Bay. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Brytyjski (Birkenmajer, 1980). Burney Point. 62°19'S, 58°51'30 W (Nelson Island) Rocky promotory south of Burney Peak — hence the name, Nelson Island. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Burney 'a (Birkenmajer, 1984). Captain Ahab. 62°00' S, 57°37' W (King George Island) Prominent offshore slack built of basalt dyke, south-east of Trowbridge Island, Destruction Bay. Sheet W 62 56. Named after Captain Ahab of Herman Melville's novel Mobby Dick. P o l i s h n a m e : Kapitan Ahab (Birkenmajer, 1984). Centkiewicz Hills. 66°16'00 S, 100°44'00 E (Bunger Hills) Hills near the A. B. Dobrowolski Station (80.2 m a. s. 1.), Bunger Hills area. Named in honour of the popular couple of Polish writers and travellers, authors of books for the young, about the polar expeditions, members of Polish Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. P o l i s h n a m e : Wzgórza Centkiewiczów (Battke, 1985). List of place-names in Antarctica 277 Chopin Ridge. 62 08'30 S, 58°08'W (King George Island) Ridge, maximum about 265 m high, between Low Head and Lions Rump, Bransfield Strait. Named'in honour of the great Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin (1810 — 1849). Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Grań Chopina (Birkenmajer, 1980). Cieślak Point 62 01' S, 58 39' W (King Georg Island) Rocky promontory immediately west of Usher Glacier (between Usher Glacier and Stigant Point), Joannes Paulus II Coast. Sheet W 62 58. Named in honour of Andrzej Cieślak, cutter skipper of the Polish Antarctic Expeditions 1978/79 and 1980/81 to King Georg Island. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Cieślaka (Birkenmajer, 1984). Cinderella Hill. 61'56' S, 5 7 ' 4 1 ' W (King George Island) Ice-covered hill, about 400 m high, between Destruction Bay and Emerald Cove. Sheet W 62 56. Name refers to Cinderella of fairy-tales. P o l i s h n a m e : Wzgórze Kopciuszka (Birkenmajer, 1984). Cold Point 62° 10' S, 58°50' W (King George Island) Rocky promotory built of lava, in the innermost, cold part (hence the name) of Collins Harbour. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Zimny (Birkenmajer, 1984). Conglomerate Nunatak. 62°08' S, 58*13' W (King Georg Island) Small nunatak west of Lions Rump, King George Bay, built of coarse conglomerate — hence the name. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Zlepieńcowy Nunatak (Tokarski, 1981). Copper Ridge. 62°02' S, 58°09' W (King George Island) Western ridge of Mount Hopeful, Arctowski Mountains. Named after abundant copper minera­ lization. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Miedziana Grań (Tokarski, 1981). Corelli Trio. 61 53' S, 5T59'30 W (King Georg Island) Three, closely spaced andesite lava offshore stacks, half-way between False Round Point and Ridely Island. Sheet W 62 56. Named in honour of the great Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). P o l i s h n a m e : Trio Correlli'ego (Birkenmajer, 1984). , Corsair Bight 62 01'10 S, 58'15' W (King George Island) Bight between Pottinger Point and False Round Point, facing Drake Passage. Sheet W 62 58. The name reminds of H. M. Corsair Sir Francis Drake. P o l i s h n a m e : Zatoka Korsarza (Birkenmajer, 1984). Crab Creek. 62'01'10 S, 5 T 3 7 3 0 W (King George Island) Small creek begining at Crab Mound (hence the name: vide Crab Mound) ending in ice-covered, steep gully, leading from top platform of Melville Peninsula to Sherrat Bay. Sheet W 62 56. P o l i s h n a m e : Potok Krabów (Birkenmajer, 1984). Crab Mound. 62'02'10 S, 57 37'30 W (King George Island) Small maund (at about 140 m a. s. 1.) at lop platform of Melville Peninsula, where numerous well preserved fossil crabs were found. Sheet W 62 56. P o l i s h n a m e : Pagórek Krabów (Birkenmajer, 1984). 278 Jan Cisak Creeping Slope. 62°1230 S, 58°26'30 W (King George Island) Gentle slopes covered with gellifluction above Paradise Cove, Admiralty Bay/Bransfield Strait junction. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Pełznący Stok (Birkenmajer, 1980). Crystal Glacier. 61°57' S, 57°56' (King George Island) Glacier between Gam Point and Bolinder BluiT-Mt. Nowak, at Esther Harbour (Venus Bay). Sheet W 62 56. P o l i s h n a m e : Kryształowy Lodowiec (Birkenmajer, 1984). Crystal Mountain. 61°59' S, 57°55' W (King George Island) Ice-covered mountain (619 m a.s.l.) south of Bolinder Bluff, along the axial mountain ridge of King George Island. Sheet W 62 56. P o l i s h n a m e : Kryształowa Góra (Birkenmajer, 1984). Czesław Point. 61°54'30 S, 57°45'30 W (King George Island) Northern promotory of Brimstone Peak, between Emerald Cove and Venus Bay. Sheet W 62 58. Named in honour of Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet, Nobel laureate (see Miłosz Point). P o l i s h n a m e : Przylądek Czesława (Birkenmajer, 1984). Cytadela. 62° 11* S, 58°35' W (King George Island) Mountain ridge (c. 300 m a. s. 1.) between Zalewski Glacier and Monsimet Cove, Ezcurra Inlet, Admiralty Bay area. Named after Warsaw Citadel, a sacred place of Polish resistance against invaders. Sheet W 62 58. (Birkenmajer, 1980). Czajkowski Needle. 62°11'15 S, 58°27'30 W (King George Island) Nunatak — basaltic plug (296.5 m a. s. 1.) between Ecology Glacier and Sphinx Glacier, Admiralty Bay. Named in honour of Ryszard Czajkowski, M. Sc., geophysicist, member and leader of Polish scientific expeditions to Spitsbergen and Antarctica. He and his colleagues climbed the needle in 1977. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Iglica Czajkowskiego (Birkenmajer, 1980). , Dalmor Bank. (Anchorage) 62°09 30 S, 58°31'30 W (King George Island) Submarine bank 80 m deep at Ezcurra Inlet, close to Dufayel Island, Admiralty Bay area. First recognized by Polish ship M/T Dalmor, during the first Polish expedition to King George Island, in 1977. Used as the best anchorage at Ezcurra Inlet since then. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Ławica Dalmoru (Birkenmajer, 1980). Danowski Glacier. 62°01'30 S, 57°39' W (King George Island) Glacier between Melville Peak and Melville Peninsula, terminating with ice-cliff at Sherratt Bay. Sheet W 62 58. Named in honour of Władysław Danowski, geologist, member of the Polish Antarctic Expedition 1980/81 to King George Island. P o l i s h n a m e : Lodowiec Danowskiego (Birkenmajer, 1984). Depot Crag. 62°05' S, 57°57' W (King George Island) Small crag north of Turret Point, King George Bay. An old British depot was found there in January, 1980. Name intorduced by A. Paulo, member of geological party, 1979/1980 Polish Antarctic Expedition to King George Island. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Turnia nad Składem (Tokarski, 1981) List of place-names in Antarctica 279 Dera Icefall. 62'10'30 S, 58°32'30 W (King George Island) Steep icefall, outlet of Warszawa Icefield, at Herve Cove (Ezcurra Inlet), Admiralty Bay area. Named in honour of Professor Dr Jerzy Dera, leader of oceanographic—biological party of the Polish 1977/78 Expedition to Arctowski Station. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Lodospad Dery (Birkenmajer, 1980). Dobrowolski Glacier. 62° 05' S, 58° 17' W (King George Island) Large glacier at the head of Martel Inlet, between Precious Peaks and Szafer Ridge, Admiralty Bay area. Named in honour of Professor Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski (1872—1954), an outstanding Polish glaciologist, member of the Belgica Antarctic Expedition (1897—99) under A. de Gerlache de Gomery. Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Lodowiec Dobrowolskiego (Birkenmajer, 1980). Dobrowolski Peak. 61°57' S, 58° 14' W (King George Island) Peak in the Arctowski Mountains. Named in honour of Professor Antoni B. Dobrowolski (see Dobrowolski Glacier). P o l i s h n a m e : Szczyt Dobrowolskiego (Tokarski, 1981). Dobrowolski Station ( = A. B. Dobrowolski Station). 66°16'30 S, 100 45' E (Bunger Hills) Polish Antarctic Station at Bunger Hills. Name introduced by members of the First Polish Antarctic Expedition 1958/59 in honour of Professor Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski (1872—1954), geophysicist and glaciologist, who participated in the Belgica Antarctic expedition (1897 — 99) under A. xle Gerlache de Gomery. The station originally built by the Soviet Antarctic Expeditions in 1956 and named Oasis, has been given by the Soviet Academy of Sciences to the Polish Academy of Sciences in January 1959. P o l i s h n a m e : Stacja im. A. B, Dobrowolskiego (Battke, 1985). Doctors Icefall. 62°10'30 S, 58° 17' W (King George Island) Large icefall at the head of Goulden Cove, Ezcurra Inlet, Admiralty Bay area, between Belweder and Pond Hill. Named in honour of doctor teams of the Polish Antarctic Expeditions headed by Prof. Krzysztof Kwarecki M. D . Sheet W 62 58. P o l i s h n a m e : Lodospad Doktorów (Birkenmajer, 1980). Domeyko Glacier. 62°04' S, 58°27' W (King George Island) Largest glacier at Mackellar Inlet, between Crepin Point and Keller Peninsula, Admiralty Bay. Named in honour of Ignacy Domeyko (1802—1889), professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Universities of Coquimbo and Santiago, Chile, an outstanding Polish explorer of the Andes. Sheet W
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