The Barchans

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The Barchans is located in Atlantic Ocean
The Barchans
The Barchans
Location of the Barchans

The Barchans (65°14′S 64°20′W / 65.233°S 64.333°W / -65.233; -64.333Coordinates: 65°14′S 64°20′W / 65.233°S 64.333°W / -65.233; -64.333) is a group of small snow-capped islands marking the west end of the Argentine Islands, in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Charted by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934–37, under Rymill, and so named by him because the snow caps resemble barchans (also barkhans), migrating, crescent-shaped sand dunes found in several very dry regions of the world.

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