Barlow Island facts for kids
Location of Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands
|Archipelago||South Shetland Islands|
|Area||5.28 ha (13.0 acres)|
|Length||0.38 km (0.236 mi)|
|Width||0.16 km (0.099 mi)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
The feature's name, presumably honouring the British physicist and mathematician Peter Barlow (1776–1862), derives from the name 'Cape Barlow' originally applied in 1829 by the British naval expedition under Captain Henry Foster to some point on the east side of Smith Island.
The island is located at Alfeus Island, 2.42 km (1.50 mi) north-northeast of Matochina Peak, 2.48 km (1.54 mi) northeast of Delyan Point and 11.33 km (7.04 mi) northeast of Gregory Point (British mapping in 1957, Chilean in 1962, Argentine in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2009).which is 2.14 km (1.33 mi) west-northwest of Cape Smith, 1.06 km (0.66 mi) west-northwest of
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN: 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN: 978-954-92032-6-4)
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN: 978-619-90008-3-0
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