Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Antarctic Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Antarctic Peninsula (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peninsula
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:
mainland peninsula N of line joining Rydberg Peninsula at 73°S, 80°W and the grounding line of the Evans Ice Stream at approx 76°34'S, 75°00'W. Previously defined as N of a line joining Cape Adams and a point 73°24'S 72°00'W on English Coast, the southern limit was moved in 2009 to its current position to more accurately reflect its extent and include an area not previously named. Comprises Graham Land (q.v.) and Palmer Land (q.v.). Until 1964 Graham Land was used by GBR for the whole peninsula (APC, 1953). Península Antártica (ARG 1948), Antarctic Peninsula (USA 1955; APC, 1963). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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