Name details

Weddell Sea

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133522

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

A great ice-filled sea which indents the continent between the Antarctic Peninsula and Cape Norvegia, Queen Maud Land. The sea was discovered in 1823 by James Weddell, Master, RN, who named it George IV Sea. The present name, honoring the discoverer, was proposed by Dr. Karl Fricker in 1900, and it has been universally accepted.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
72° 00' 00.0" S
- 72.00000°
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Longitude:
45° 00' 00.0" W
- 45.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
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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