Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
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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Feature type: Land
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:
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).
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