Belding Island

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Belding Island is an island 3 nautical miles (6 km) long, lying west of the south end of Watkins Island, Biscoe Islands. It was mapped from air photos taken by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (1956–57), and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Harwood S. Belding, an American physiologist who was Director of the Quartermaster at the Climatic Research Laboratory, Department of the Army, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and initiated considerable research on cold climate clothing.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Belding Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 66°24′S 67°13′W / 66.400°S 67.217°W / -66.400; -67.217