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Geographic names of Antarctica

United States. Board on Geographic Names.

Geographic names of Antarctica

official standard names approved by the United States Boardon Geographic Names

by United States. Board on Geographic Names.

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Published by United States Board on Geographic Names in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementprepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior.
SeriesGazetteer -- 14
ContributionsUnited States. Office of Geography.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14359084M

Gazetteer (United States Board on Geographic Names) ; no. Notes First published in by the Board on Geographical Names as its Special publication no. 86 . Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. While Antarctica has never had a permanent human population, it has been explored by various groups, and many locations on and around the continent have been described. This page lists notable places in and immediately surrounding the Antarctic continent, including geographic features, bodies of water, and human : Ranked 2nd (unofficially).

Australia lies relatively close to the equator, while Antarctica is situated about the South Geographic Pole. Antarctica is almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. At its thickest the ice is over 4 km deep, and beneath it there is a hidden landscape of mountains, valleys and plains. Foreword to the book "Of Dogs and Men" by Kevin Walton and Rick Atkinson, by HRH the Prince of Wales. Dogs first arrived in Antarctica on the 17th of February when 75 were landed by the ship Southern Cross of the British Antarctic Expedition of - at Cape Adare in the Ross Sea area. The landing was followed by a four day blizzard.

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Geographic names of Antarctica by United States. Board on Geographic Names. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Antarctica - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates. SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA. The U.S. Geological Survey's National Geospatial Program and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency provide secretariat support to the Domestic Names Committee and Foreign Names Committee, respectively.

For geographic feature names policies applying to the United States, or to the use of foreign geographic names, Antarctica names, and. Title. Geographic names of Antarctica; official standard names approved by the U.S.

Board on Geographic Names. Related Titles. Series: Gazetteer (United States Board on Geographic Names) no By. Bertrand, Kenneth John, Book Edition: Rev. This gazetteer conta names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and the Secretary of the Interior for features in Antarctica and the area extending northward to the Antarctic Convergence.

Included in this geographic area, the Antarctic region, are the off-lying South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, the South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia, Bouvetøya. Get this from a library. Geographic names of the Antarctic. [Fred G Alberts; United States Board on Geographic Names.; United States.

Defense Mapping Agency. Geographic Names Data Base Division.; National Science Foundation (U.S.);] -- List of names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and the Secretary of the Interior for features in Antarctic and the area extending.

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The geographic nomenclature of Antarctica was long in need of an overall systematic treatment, objective in approach and based upon thorough examination of all the evidence. The results of such treatment over a period of about three years were presented in Geographical Names of Antarctica, Special Publication No.

86 of the Board on Geographical Names, in Maytwo supplements to which were. Geographic names of the Antarctic. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Fred G Alberts; United States Board on Geographic Names.

Full text of "Geographic Names of the Antarctic 1st edition" See other formats. The year of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names decision concerning the name. Description: Character: Date Created: Date: The date the feature was initially committed to the database. Date Edited: Date: The date any attribute of an existing feature was last edited.

The United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is a federal body operating under the United States Secretary of the purpose of the board is to establish and maintain uniform usage of geographic names throughout the federal government of the United e:   A harsh and icy land isolated at the far southern reaches of the globe, Antarctica is the most recently discovered of the continents.

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Mount Davis Coordinates) is a mountain located km north of Mount Bentley and km southeast of Mount Hale in the Sentinel Range,Discovered by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse party, –58, and named for Leo E.

Davis, geomagnetician and seismologist at Byrd Station in See also. Mountains in Antarctica; References. You can find names from Antarctica's continental shelf and the Ross Sea region in the New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names. The Gazetteer contains official names assigned by the NZGB.

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