Rasmussen Island

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Rasmussen Island
Waters Waddington Bay
Geographical location 65 ° 15 ′  S , 64 ° 5 ′  W Coordinates: 65 ° 15 ′  S , 64 ° 5 ′  W
Rasmussen Island (Antarctic Peninsula)
Rasmussen Island

Rasmussen Island is a small island off the Graham Coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula . It is located in the northern part of Waddington Bay .

The Belgian polar explorer Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery named the northern boundary of the entrance to Waddington Bay as Cap Rasmussen during the Belgica expedition (1897–1899) . The evaluation of aerial photographs showed that there is no significant object for de Gerlache's designation in this area. In order to preserve the name, the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee transferred it to the island described here in 1959. The Greenland-Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933) and the Danish painter Carl Rasmussen (1841–1893) are named as possible namesake in the literature .

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  1. ^ John Stewart: Antarctica - An Encyclopedia . Vol. 2, McFarland & Co., Jefferson and London 2011, ISBN 978-0-7864-3590-6 , p. 1276 (English)