Henryk Arctowski

Henryk Arctowski

Henryk Arctowski (1871 - 1958) was a Polish scientist, oceanographer and Antarctica's explorer.

Henryck Arctowski, Ph.D., was born in Warsaw, July 15, 1871, and educated in Paris, Liege, Zurich and Lemberg. He was in charge of physical observations on the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (the "Belgica" Expedition) of 1897-1899. This was the first expedition to spend the winter in the Antarctic. Shipmates included Roald Amundsen and Frederick A. Cook. Arctowski joined The Explorers Club in New York in 1920.

His name has been given to a phenomenon in which a halo resembling a rainbow, with two other partial arcs symmetrical to the main one, forms around the sun as light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere.


In recognition of his work and his contribution to science, his name has been given to a number of geographical features:

In Antarctica:
* Arctowski Dome
* Arctowski Cove
*Arctowski Peninsula
*Arctowski Nunatak
*Arctowski Peak

In Spitsbergen:
*Arctowskifjellet (Mt. Arctowski)
*Arctowskibreen (Arctowski glacier)

See also

* Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station

External links

* [http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/dab/ The Polish Antarctic Station "Henryk Arctowski"]

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  • Arctowski Peninsula — (coord|64|45|S|62|25|W|) is a cove, 15 miles (24 km) long in a north south direction, lying between Andvord Bay and Wilhelmina Bay on the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897 99, under Gerlache.… …   Wikipedia

  • Arctowski Nunatak — (coord|65|6|S|60|0|W|) is a nunatak 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Hertha Nunatak in the Seal Nunataks group, off the east coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Nordenskjold during a sledge journey in 1902 …   Wikipedia

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