Name details

Amundsen Sea

Amundsen Sea (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Amundsen Sea  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 121773

Feature type: Sea (4)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The marginal sea off the coast of Marie Byrd Land between Cape Dart, Siple Island, on the west and Cape Flying Fish, Thurston Island, on the east. Named by the Norwegian expedition of 1928-29, under Capt. Nils Larsen, while exploring this area in February, 1929. Named for Capt. Roald Amundsen, famous Norwegian explorer who was first to reach the South Pole. The sea has been defined with greater precision through discoveries of the U.S. Antarctic Service (1939-41), USN Operation Highjump (1946-47) and U.S. exploration in the post-IGY years.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
73° 00' 00.0" S
- 73.00000°
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Longitude:
112° 00' 00.0" W
-112.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1947

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