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The geographical names of Antarctica.

United States. Board on Geographic Names.

The geographical names of Antarctica.

by United States. Board on Geographic Names.

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Published in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Antarctica.
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- Antarctica.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesUnited States Board on Geogrpahic Names. Special publication, no. 86
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG105 .U544 no. 86
      The Physical Object
      Pagination253 p.
      Number of Pages253
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6025979M
      LC Control Number47046054
      OCLC/WorldCa3633961

      Antarctica - Antarctica - Physical geography: The geologic evolution of Antarctica has followed a course similar to that of the other southern continents. The earliest chapters in Antarctica’s rather fragmentary record extend far back, perhaps as much as 3 billion years, into early Precambrian time. Similarity in patterns of crustal and biological evolution in the southern continents can be. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is a Federal body created in and established in its present form by Public Law in to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. Antarctica names, and undersea feature names by the United States, see the respective items in the main menu on the left. Any person.

      Geographical Names SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA: Global Geographical Names Alphabetically: Choose a country below. Antarctica; official name decisions of the United States Board on Geographic Names.. [United States. Office of Geography.; United States Board on Geographical Names.] The geographical names of Antarctica. Description: iii, pages maps 21 x 28 cm. Series Title.

      The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration was an era in the exploration of the continent of Antarctica which began at the end of the 19th century, and ended after the First World War; the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition of – is often cited by historians as the dividing line between the "Heroic" and "Mechanical" ages.. During the Heroic Age, the Antarctic region became the focus of Type: Hypothetical continent. Discover the best Geography in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers.


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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, Alberts, Fred G. United States.

Office of Geography. United States Board on Geographical Edition: Rev. There is no sovereign territory and instead the region is managed under an international agreement, the Antarctic Treaty.

The Advisory Committee on Antarctic names (ACAN) follows the Antarctica policy which guides ACAN in recommending names to the BGN for formal recognition by the United States.

John Harrison A mix of history, geography, myth, and personal truth, this book explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea—the most visited places in Antarctica. GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES: NOTE: The information regarding Antarctica on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources.

No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antarctica information contained here. The Continent of Antarctica is a richly illustrated account of the Antarctic continent, covering the physical environment, biology and history, as well as examining the future and environmental implications for the rest of the planet.

The book draws on the authors’ own experiences during many seasons of fieldwork on the continent and. The Complete Guide To Antarctic Wildlife: This beautifully illustrated book is a complete guide to the wildlife and natural history of the Antarctic Region. It covers the Antarctic continent, the Southern Ocean and the Subantarctic : Amanda Zeisset.

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.

Antarctica - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates. SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA. 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, Heard Island, and the Balleny Islands.

These names have been approved for use by U.S. Government agencies. The E-mail message field is required. Please enter the message. E-mail Message: I thought you might be interested in this item at Title: Geographic names of the Antarctic Author: Fred G Alberts; United States Board on Geographic Names; United States.

Defense Mapping Agency. The E-mail message field is required. Please enter the message. E-mail Message: I thought you might be interested in this item at Title: Geographic names of the Antarctic Author: Fred G Alberts; United States Board on Geographic Names Publisher: Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation,   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. Geographic names of Antarctica: official standard names approved by the U.S.

Board on Geographic Names Author: Kenneth John Bertrand ; Fred G Alberts ; United States. This list of Antarctic expeditions is a chronological list of expeditions involving gh the existence of a southern continent had been hypothesized as early as the writings of Ptolemy in the 1st century AD, the South Pole was not reached until Antarctica (/ æ n ˈ t ɑːr t ɪ k ə / or / æ n t ˈ ɑːr k t ɪ k ə /) is Earth's southernmost continent.

It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern t cities: Research stations in Antarctica. Antarctic animals list, with pictures and information.

Discover the amazing animals that live in one of the world’s harshest environments. View / download a FREE Antarctic Animals worksheet for this page here: Free Printable Worksheets.

If you want to know more about the continent of Antarctica, you’ll find all of the facts here: Antarctica Facts.

There is a post office on Antarctica, but letters can take up to six weeks to be delivered. Antarctica is home to penguins, seals and other animals that are suited to very cold climates. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Antarctica and was recorded by a satellite at degrees Celsius.

The geographic South Pole is located in. The United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and in Antarctica. The names of books and historic maps which confirm the feature or place name are cited. Variant names, alternatives to official federal names for a feature, are also e: Countries of the World - 37 years of CIA World fact books, factbook,.

Some low lying coastal areas of Antarctica, particularly along the Peninsula, have micro-climate and topographic conditions which cause enough melting during the austral summer to allow some land to remain free of glaciers. For more information about Antarctica’s physical features.

Antarctica Factsheet: Geographical Statistics. According to the Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica, Britain was responsible for nearly 5, names, with the US leading the pack with o New Zealand put Maori place names on .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 4km deep, and beneath it there is a hidden landscape of mountains, valleys and plains.