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Site of Special Scientific Interest No. 8 (SSSI-8)

King George Island

Topographic map 12,500 scale 

The topographic map 1:12,500 scale of the SSSI No. 8 and  the Arctowski Station region  was prepared during the XXV Polish Polar Expedition  (2000/2001) organized by the Department of Antarctic Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences. The map documents geomorphological changes which took place during the last 20 years. Several  new place names have been introduced for the SSSI No. 8 area.

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New place names introduced in 2001 for SSSI No. 8

Location of the place names. Their co-ordinates refer to averaged center of a defined object, except for creeks, which are given co-ordinates defining their beginning and end.

  1. Baszta.  620 13’ 27’’ S - 580 27’ 44’’ W, 156 m asl. A peak between Bastion and Blue Dyke.

  2. Dead Glacier. 620 13’ 15’’ S - 580 27’ 40’’ W.  The highest point - 185m asl., the lowest point -  95 m asl. A small dead glacier between Baszta and Bastion. Customary name: Thawing Glacier. Polish name: Martwy Lodowiec.

  3. Fosa Creek. 620 12’ 36’’ S - 580 28’ 14’’ W, 200 m asl., 620 12’ 09’’ S - 580 26’ 29’’ W,  0 m asl. A creek carrying meltwater from Tower Glacier and Baranowski Glacier to Staszek Cove. This is a new geomorphological form that had formed as a result of glacier’s thawing during the past twenty years. Polish name: Potok Fosa.

  4. Ginger Lake. 620 12’ 37’’ S - 580 27’ 25’’ W,  85 m asl. A lake with ginger-colored water, between Brama and Demay Point. This is a new lake that had formed as a result of glacier’s thawing during the past twenty years. Polish name: Jeziorko Imbirowe.

  5. Krzemieρ. 620 11’ 10’’ S - 580 27’ 19’’ W. Top of a hill 152 m asl. North-west of Sphinx Hill, near Sphinx Glacier’s margin. After Krzemieρ Hill  in the Polish Bieszczady Mountains, West Carpathians.

  6. Mud Lake.  620 13’ 11’’ S - 580 27’ 18’’ W, 85 m asl. A muddy lake on Creeping Slope, east of Bastion. This is a new lake that had formed as a result of glacier’s thawing during the past twenty years. Polish name: Jeziorko B³otniste.

  7. Petrel Creek. 620 10’ 35’’ S  580 27’ 25’’ W, 35 m asl. 620 10’ 25’’ S  580 27’ 00’’ W, 0 m asl. Petrel Creek runs from dead ice zone and northern moraines of  Rescuers Hills to Suszczewski Cove. There are three Giant Petrel colonies next to  Petrel Creek. Polish name: Potok Petrela.

  8. Rondel. 620 13’ 50’’ S - 580 27’ 45’’ W, 0-3 m asl. Small rocky promontory at north–eastern Patelnia.

  9. Seal Creek. 620 11’ 43’’ S - 580 27’ 14’’ W, 60 m asl. 620 11 ‘36’’ S - 580 26’ 21’’ W, 0 m asl. Seal Creek runs parallel to Blaszyk Moraine, carrying meltwater from southern part of Sphinx  Glacier to Admiralty Bay. Next to Seal Creek, there are breeding grounds of sea elephants and fur seals. Polish name: Potok Foczy.

  10. Sugarloaf Hill. 620 13’ 43’’ S - 580 27’ 39’’ W, 104 m asl. The shape of the top of this hill looks like a sugar loaf. It is located between Blue Dyke and Windy Glacier. Customary name: Sugar Mound. Polish name: G³owa Cukru.

  11. Tarnica. 620 10’ 40’’ S - 580 27’ 58’’ W. A hill reaching about 115 m asl.  at Ecology Glacier. After Tarnica Mountain  in the Polish Bieszczady Mountains, West Carpathians.

Changed place names

Two changes were introduced for named objects which were defined earlier                         

  1. Wrσbel Glacier was named by Birkenmajer (1979) as: “ glacier, outlet of Warszawa Icefield, in the upper part of Italia Valley”. The glacier has disappiered since then, leaving a small valley covered with dead ice drained by a creek. The name was thus changed to Wrσbel Valley.

  1. Ornitologists Creek (Birkenmajer 1979, 1980) has changed its course. Its upper part has an outflow under the moraine of Ecology Glacier. As a result three new creeks were formed, informally renamed the Ornithologists-, the Czech- , and the Vanishing creeks).

Czech Creek – 620 10’ 00’’ S - 580 29’ 28’’ W - 165m asl.. 620 10’ 06’’ S - 580 28’ 35’’ W – 80m asl..

Vanishing Creek - 620 10’ 18’’ S - 580 29’ 47’’ W – 185 m asl.. 620 10’ 06’’ S - 580 28’ 35’’ W  – 80 m asl.

 

 


ASPA-128, topographic, 1:10 000 scale, 2007

The topographic map 1:10,000 scale of the ASPA No.128 and  the Arctowski Station region  was prepared during the XIX Polish Polar Expedition  (2006/2007) organized by the Department of Antarctic Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

This work was founded by the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education within the research project PBZ-KBN-108/PO4/2004 coordinated by Prof. Stanis³aw Rakusa-Suszczewski


Western shore of Admiralty Bay, orthophoto, 1:10 000 scale, 2007

 The orthophoto map 1:10,000 scale of the ASPA No.128 and  the Arctowski Station region  was prepared during the XIX Polish Polar Expedition  (2006/2007) organized by the Department of Antarctic Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Aerial photoes were collected in summer season 1978/1979 by using metric camera AFA-BAF / 210mm

Present (2007) ice-border was marked.

This work was founded by the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education within the research project PBZ-KBN-108/PO4/2004 coordinated by Prof. Stanis³aw Rakusa-Suszczewski

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Turret Point, 3Sisters Point, Penguin Island, topographic, 1:12 500 scale 2007

The topographic map 1:12,500 scale of the Turret Point, Three Sisters Point and Penguin Island was prepared during the XIX Polish Polar Expedition  (2006/2007) organized by the Department of Antarctic Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

 

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