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Bowman Coast

Bowman Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Bowman Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107897

Feature type: Coast


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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between Cape Northrop and Cape Agassiz, was photographed from the air on 20 December 1928 by Wilkins, who named that part of the coast "which lies further south than Nordenskjöld and Larsen had been and is opposite Fallières Coast" after Dr Isaiah Bowman (1878-1950), American geographer; Director of AGS, 1915-28, and President of Johns Hopkins University, 1928-50 (Wilkins, 1929, p.366, 376). In early maps the coast trending N-S was limited by c. lat. 68°00'S and c. lat. 69°35'S (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374; AGS, map, [1929c]), or by Cape Northrop in lat. 67°30'S and 69°25'S (AGS, 1929a, map p.308), or was referred to the N side of Wilkins' Stefansson Strait (Stefansson Sound, q.v.) (Brown, 1929, map p.102). Bowman Kysten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). In November 1935 the coast was rephotographed from the air by Ellsworth. Comparison of Wilkins' and Ellsworth's photographs, in conjunction with preliminary reports by BGLE, led Joerg to follow Wilkins' limits for the coast, but to alter the general trend from N-S to NW-SE (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444). Bowman's name was also applied apparently to a short stretch of coast S of Mobiloil Inlet (USHO chart 5411, 1939). Bowman Küste (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). Following survey from the air and from the ground by USAS, 1940-41, the coast was defined as extending from lat. 66°30'S to lat. 70°35'S (USHO, 1943, p.270), but later defined as extending from Cape Northrop in c. lat. 67°20'S to Cape Rymill in c. lat. 69°30'S (USBGN, 1947, p.139). Costas de Bowman (Argentina. IGM map, 1945). Following further survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" and "Stonington Island" in 1947-48, Bowman Coast was redefined as extending from Cape Northrop to Cape Agassiz (BA chart 3570,; APC, 1955, p.6; DCS 601 sheets 67 64, 68 62, 1955; DOS 610 sheet W 68 62, 1963; [shown with Cape Northrop incorrectly positioned] BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Costa Bowman (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.325; Pierrou, 1970, p.214; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.52). Bowman Kust (Knapp, 1958, p.569). Bereg Boumana (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Bereg Boumena (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24).

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68° 10' 00.0" S
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65° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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