Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Agassiz, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Agassiz (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
E end of Kenyon Peninsula (q.v.) dividing Bowman Coast from Wilkins Coast, following air photography by USAS in December 1940 was called Cape Joerg, after W.L.G. Joerg (Joerg Peninsula, q.v.) (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942); named at Joerg's request Cape Agassiz, after Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-73), American naturalist and geologist of Swiss origin, who first propounded the theory of continental glaciation in Études sur les glaciers (Neuchâtel, 1840) (USBGN, 1947, p. 128; BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; [in 68 30'S 62 58'W] APC, 1955, p. 4; [co-ordinates corrected] DOS 610 sheet W 68 62, 1963; APC, 1986, p.3); surveyed from the ground by FIDS-RARE, 1947-48 (Mason, 1950a, p. 150 and map facing p. 151). Cabo Agassiz (Argentina. MM chart N- P -1, 1952; Pierrou, 1970, p. 149; Chile. IHA, 1974, p. 19). Kap Agassiz (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Cap Agassiz (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Mys Agassiz (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Mys Agassi (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24).
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