Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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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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Feature type: Sea
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:
bounded by a line drawn from Joinville Island to Clarence Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Thule, and from there to Kapp Norvegia (Dronning Maud Land), thence by Kronprinsesse Martha Kyst (Dronning Maud Land), Caird Coast, Luitpold Coast, Filchner Ice Front, Ronne Ice Front and the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula to Joinville Island. The sea was penetrated by Weddell (Weddell Islands, q.v.) to c. 74°15'S, 34°17'W, 20 February 1823, and called Sea of George IV or King George IV's Sea after George IV (1762-1830), King of England 1820-30 (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.1 and p. 37, 44). Mer de George IV (Malte-Brun, 1825, p.139). The sea was later named Weddell Meer after Weddell himself (Weddell, 1826, p.10;[referring to N part] Haardt, map, 1895).Weddell Sea (Fricker, 1898, p.3; Stanford, chart, 1901; [bounded by a line joining the NE extremity of Coats Land-Joinville Island] BA, 1932, p.345; APC, 1955, p.22; [as now defined] APC, 1977, p.8.
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