Barbara Island (Antarctica)

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Barbara Island
Waters Marguerite Bay
Archipelago Debenham Islands
Geographical location 68 ° 8 ′  S , 67 ° 6 ′  W Coordinates: 68 ° 8 ′  S , 67 ° 6 ′  W
Barbara Island (Antarctica) (Antarctic Peninsula)
Barbara Island (Antarctica)
Residents uninhabited

Barbara Island is the northernmost and largest island in the Debenham Islands , which lie off the Fallières coast of Graham Land in Antarctica .

It was discovered by the British Graham Land Expedition (BLGE) in February 1936 under John Rymill . He named it after Barbara Lempriere Debenham (* 1917), the eldest daughter of Frank Debenham , a member of the British Graham Land Expedition Advisory Committee.

By 1969, the advancing Northeast Glacier had covered half the island. In 1972 it was observed on board the HMS Endurance that the glacier now almost completely covered the island.

Individual evidence

  1. Barbara Island ( English ) In: Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  2. a b Barbara Island in the Antarctic Gazetteer of the Australia Antarctic Data Center. Retrieved April 11, 2010.