Palmer Land

Palmer Land (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Palmer Land  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 10850
Name ID: 110485

Feature type: Land

Origin

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:

Narrative

the part of the Antarctic Peninsula (q.v.) S of a line joining Cape Jeremy (S end of Fallières Coast) and Cape Agassiz (junction of Bowman and Wilkins coasts). Southern limit defined as a 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 a line joining Cape Adams and a point 73°24'S, 72°00'W on English Coast, the southern limit was moved in 2009, along with that of the Antarctic Peninsula, to more accurately reflect the extent of the Antarctic Peninsula and include an area not previously named. From 1938, following BGLE, the name Graham Land (q.v.) was used in British publications to include much of the current feature, with S limit undefined (Rymill, 1938a; BA, 1948, p.68; APC, 1955, p.11). In 1964 the name Palmer Land, as originally defined, was adopted for use in British official publications, after Capt N.B. Palmer (Palmer Archipelago, q.v.) (APC, 1964, p.4; SPRI, 1965, p.471; DOS 960 Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and British Antarctic Territory sheet, 1973).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 30' 00.0" S
- 71.50000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 00' 00.0" W
- 65.00000°
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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