Bridgeman Island (South Shetland Islands)


Bridgeman Island (South Shetland Islands)

Bridgeman Island or Bridgemans's Island or Bridgman Island or Helena Island is one of the South Shetland Islands. It is an almost circular, volcanic island marked by steep sides, 0.5 miles long and 240 m high, lying and has an elevation of 240 m. Bridgeman Island is an established name dating back to about 1820. Bridgeman Island is the remnants of a much larger volcanic edifice that is now largely submerged. The eroded volcano does not display youthful volcanic features. Several reports of 19th century fumarolic activity may instead refer to the much younger Penguin Island.

See also

* List of antarctic and sub-antarctic islands

Sources

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External links

* [http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/corps/corp1389.htm Website with a picture of Bridgeman Island]
* [http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1900-04=&VErupt=N&VSources=Y&VRep=N&VWeekly=N&volpage=photos&photo=061088 Another picture of Bridgeman Island]
* [http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1900-04= Geological information about Bridgeman Island from the Global Volcanism Program]


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