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Gazetteer of the Antarctic

Report 89-98

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Abstract

This gazetteer lists antarctic names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and by the Secretary of the Interior. The Board is the interagency body created by law to standardize and promulgate geographic names for official purposes. As the official standard for names in Antarctica, the gazetteer assures accuracy and uniformity for the specialist and the general user alike. Unlike the last (1981) edition, now out of print, the book contains neither historical notes nor textual descriptions of features. The gazetteer contains names of features in Antarctica and the area extending northward to the Antarctic Convergence that have been approved by the Board as recently as mid-1989. It supersedes previous Board gazetteers for the area. For each geographic feature, the book contains the name, cross references if any, and latitude and longitude. Coverage corresponds to that of maps at the scale of 1:250,000 or larger for islands, coastal Antarctica, and mountains and ranges of the continent. Much of the interior of Antarctica, an ice plateau, has been mapped at a smaller scale and is nearly devoid of features and toponyms. All of the names are for natural features; scientific stations are not listed. For the names of submarine features, reference should be made to the Gazetteer of Undersea Features, U.S. Board on Geographic Names (1981).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Gazetteer of the Antarctic
Series title:
Report
Series number:
89-98
Edition:
4th
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Science Foundation
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
National Mapping Division
Description:
xii, 145 p.
Number of Pages:
160
Other Geospatial:
Antarctica